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Passionate about Pienza

On Friday afternoon the school arranged a trip to Pienza and San Quirico Val D’Orcia, two lovely little tuscan towns. Pienza was the home of Enea Silvio Piccolomini (1400’s) who later became Pope Pius II. After he became Pope he had Pienza … Continue reading

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My Stendhal moments

I mentioned in a prior post that I had a bit of a Stendhal syndrome moment at the Siena Duomo (cathedral). First of all I love the exterior of the Duomo, the campinile (bell tower) is alternating stripes of white … Continue reading

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