Many people know Sienna because of the opening scenes of the rebooted Bond series, A Quantum of Solace, or maybe just for the bi-annual horse race, the Palio. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, Rick Steves does a great job of capturing the magic of Siena (here).
We weren’t going to go at all. “Everyone” talks about how it’s a perfect example of a medieval city, and that’s a period of history we just aren’t all that interested in. Two people talked me into it (I blame C. and E. — you know who you are).