Explore This! Siena, Italy

Filed in Explore This , The Quirky Lover Posted on January 10, 2011 @ 1:00 pm 9 comments

This week, we travel to Siena, Italy, site of much of the action in Anne Fortier’s novel, Juliet. With a modern day woman tracking one of her ancestors back to Siena and possibly the source of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, it is sure to bring up romantic images of ancient Italian cities: cobbled roads, lush greenery, palazzos, quaint shopping and more. Here to reinforce these images are my pics (k, not really mine…I only wish…but ones I’ve found). Enjoy the tour!

For more book specific pictures, click here to check out Anne Fortier’s photo gallery.

About Jackie

Jackie is a quirky mom, living in Ontario, Canada. She's a bookkeeper by day and a book lover by night. She also blogs at The Novel Nation and writes occasionally for Heroes and Heartbreakers.

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  • Estella January 10, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Have always wanted to visit Italy!

  • Jackie January 10, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    @Estella – Yes! Me too. Maybe one of these days…

  • Sheree January 10, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Years ago, when I was traveling in Europe by myself, the German family I stayed with discouraged me from visiting Italy, saying that it wasn't a good place for a young woman traveling solo. Now that I'm a lot older, I want to visit Italy. Too bad the only Italian words I know are food-related.

  • LSUReader January 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    I want to go! I love this blog feature. It gives us just a taste of someplace special. What a nice Monday pick-me-up. Thanks.

  • JenM January 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Ahh, we spent 4 lovely days in Sienna on a four week trip through Italy. Those photos bring back some great memories. It's a beautiful city, especially at night when it quiets down some.

  • Chelsea B. January 11, 2011 at 2:35 pm


  • Jackie January 11, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    @Sheree – It's always nice to be able to share the travelling experience with someone, I think. And remember "ciao" means hello and goodbye, so a two-fer word 😉

    @LSUReader – Thank you! You have no idea how good that made me feel! I'm very glad you enjoy my posts….and one day, the pics will actually be mine, lol.

    @JenM – Ooh, I'm so jealous! It just looks so beautiful. Hopefully I did it justice…

    @Chelsea – Thanks for stopping by!

  • Melissa (My World...in words and pages) January 13, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Oh I love that big home by the still water! 🙂 Italy looks like a place we need to add to our list of tours when we go to Europe and tour the libraries. ;D

    Another great post!

  • Jackie January 13, 2011 at 11:48 am

    @Melissa – Thanks! You know…this is starting to sound more like we need a year long sabbatical to accomplish all of this, lol.

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