Dark brown brick buildings shoot from the ground like towers and narrow winding streets make Siena appear to be a Medieval Italian labyrinth.Siena has a tall town hall building in order to be at the same height as the church.The cityscape of Siena really puts one back into the feeling of medieval times.
Siena, like most Italian cities also has a unique culinary scene. The Tuscan region is well known for serving game meats such as boar, rabbit, and deer.Offen referred to as peasant cuisine, the food of Siena also capitalizes on using all parts of the animal.
In Siena I was also introduced to Grappa. After the waitress left what looked to be flavored water, I poured myself a glass, took a chug, and almost threw up my entire meal. Grappa, besides being one of the most disgusting alcoholic drinks I have ever tasted, is made from the remains of grapes (seeds, stems,etc) and is very alcoholic (between 70 proof to 120 proof). Never again will I make that mistake.Siena also has in my opinion, the most beautifully unique cathedral in Italy.Imagine if the imagination of Tim Burton was converted to Christianity and doused with some ouija board mysticism, you might get somewhere close to the beauty of Siena’s Duomo.