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Stunning, Amazing, Siena
Leaving Chianti we visit Monteriggioni, a beautifully-preserved walled town that served as an advance warning outpost to alert Siena when Florence was on the warpath.
After lunch we spend the afternoon cycling the main attraction, Siena! Siena itself is a delightful labyrinth built across three ridges and surrounded by a gargantuan wall. We have to be very cunning to approach the town whilst avoiding traffic (anybody who wants to try this without a guide is most welcome, and good luck to 'em!).
This evening we stay at the Hotel Santa Caterina just outside the Porta San Marco, and the chance to spend the late afternoon nursing a cold beer overlooking the Campo is just one of those moments.