Tag: Siena

One from the vaults: Postcard from Siena

I’m digging into my cycling repertoire for a tale about our maiden attendance at an early season race in Tuscany, called Strade Bianche. Its typically held in the first weekend in March and we’ve been fortunate to see the race live three times 2016-18. … Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from Siena”

Wordless Wednesday

This shot is from the final climb back up into Siena at the Strade Bianche bike race which takes place this coming weekend.

The Musette: Cavalluci biscuits from Siena

Whenever we go to Siena, I hot-foot it to the nearest cake shop and buy some delicious Cavallucci biscuits. They’re one of the most well-known Christmas treats in Tuscany, dating back to Renaissance times when the church’s council handed them out to their congregation.… Continue Reading “The Musette: Cavalluci biscuits from Siena”

More postcards from Siena

The last two years we’ve driven to Siena in Tom, this year my beloved put his foot down and we hired a larger car. Thank goodness! We had a dreadful journey with driving rain, sleet, snow and cross-winds. We had about 10 minutes of… Continue Reading “More postcards from Siena”

(Finally) Postcard from Siena and Strade Bianche

We drove along the Autostrade dei Fiori enjoying the sunshine and glorious sea views until we turned off at Genoa and headed for Tuscany and Siena. It’s a six-hour drive from home and we stopped just the once to refuel the car and my… Continue Reading “(Finally) Postcard from Siena and Strade Bianche”