Saturday, 21 March 2015

Snapshots from Siena

Helloooo! :)
I'm home for almost a week I think and I still didn't post photos from my last weekend trip in Italy. Actually it was a penultimate weekend...but it was the last trip weekend.
Leo took us to Siena. We went with Leo only, because Hanka was out of town. So Leo was taking care of us and he said that he feels like a dad when he's looking after us and going on trips with us. Which was really sweet, so since then we call him dad Leo and mom Hanka. So yeah...that happened. I have Italian parents now, which is amazing, haha!
When we arrived to Siena, I was impressed! That city is so beautiful! All those little streets between houses, small restaurants, gelaterias and other little was wonderful. We visited Piazza del Campo where you can find Palazzo Pubblico or Tore del Mangia. Leo told me about Palio di Siena, which is a horse race that is held twice each year, on July 2 and August 16. Ten horses and riders are riding bareback and in appropriate colours in a circles on Piazza del Campo representing ten of the seventeen contrade. The race itself lasts about 90 seconds and the horses with their jockeys needs to ride 3 circles around the square. It is common that a few of the jockeys to be thrown off their horses while making the treacherous turns in the piazza.
We also visited Siena cathedral which was assolutamente incredibile! It was the most gorgeous cathedral I've ever seen!
Alright more talking, let's have a look on the photos. Enojy!

Monday, 2 March 2015

Snapshots from Lucca and Pisa & Maxi Grande Panini

Heellooooo! :)
I promised you another photo post and this one will be from Lucca and Pisa again. We went to Lucca and Pisa again, because Hanka had some stuff to do there, so we were going around the town, looking for places we haven't discovered yet and it was such a great time! The weather was amazing, Leo was joking and trying to speak Czech again...I just enjoyed it. We went to a beautiful shop with food where we had lunch. We all had panini which is something like a sandwich. Mine was with lettuce, tomatoes and mozzarella. The most amazing thing about this lunch was that you told the guy that you want the panini, you want it with this and that and he just passed around you, grabbed fresh tomatoes from a shop window, mozzarella and a leaf of lettuce and started to make the panini right before you. It was amazing! It was something I've never seen before.
After this lunch we had some coffee and ice cream with chocolate and then we headed to Pisa. It was really lovely trip. I will miss all these people and trips...hope I'll come back soon.