San Gimignano Study 28.5.15 matted and framed.
Italy Day Six: Volterra and San Gimignano
After Siena the Tuscan landscape en route to the ancient hilltop town of Volterra.Two of the best reasons for visiting Volterra can be found in the Pinacoteca e Museo Civico.
Rosso Fiorentino. Deposition 1521
Luca Signorelli, Annunciazione, 1491
Volterra is also renowned as Italy’s capital of alabaster and visiting the Rossi Alabaster gallery and workshop on Piazza della Pescheria it is clear why.One particular piece caught my eye as it’s beauty seemed to reflect those wonderful faces in the Fiorentino Deposition.
After Volterra it was on to San Gimignano.
The towers of this iconic hilltop town dominate the horizon for miles around.
The surrounding Tuscan landscape shimmering in the evening light.
Studio 365: Day 148
San Gimignano Study 28.5.15
Ah yes! I remember. Lost again on the way back to Siena, but we made it in time to do the laundry at the lavanderia in the Plaza del Campo before returning to the Ostello Guidoriccio and a late supper at the superb Ristoranti Fontebecci next door. I had a spectacular grilled whole fish and when we returned to the restaurant one year later on our second visit to Siena, the same waiter looked at me for a moment and then said, “Whole fish“. Amazing!