End Of Season Sale And Our Italy Trip Part Two

End Of Season Sale And Our Italy Trip Part Two

Labor Day Weekend always feels like the end of summer, even though the official end date is September 22nd. It is also the best time to have our End of Season/Labor Day Sale which is starting today and will continue until Monday Sept. 3rd at midnight. Here are the details of our sale:

Get 25% off any order when you spend more than $200.00

Get 20% off any order when you spend between $100-$200

Get 15% off any order when you spend up to $100.00

No code necessary, discount is taken automatically. All USA shipments are FREE and International shipments are a flat rate of $25.00. Also remember we have a lot of items that are already on sale so you can additional savings on these items.

Today I want to share Part two of our trip to Italy with you, today I am covering two of my favorites:  Siena and San Gimignano.

Last week in part one I showed you Florence and then described how we drove from Florence to Cortona and stayed there one night on Saturday. Well after our wonderful “Al Fresco” breakfast on the Sunday morning and a leisurely swim in what seemed to be our own pool, we slowly started our journey by car from Cortona up to Siena which is approx 73 kilometers away and about an hour by car.

Siena is a MUST see place and is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Siena is one of the most famous Italian cities in the Tuscany region and known for its beautiful narrow streets flanked by brick buildings. It is also famous for its Palio ( an 800 year old horse race) that takes place in the main town palazzo between the local “Contrade” (Local town districts)

The Palio is the most important event in Siena and it takes place twice a year on July 2nd and August 16th (my birthday). We were lucky enough to be there on August 12th and witness not the actual Palio but some of the parades that happen during the whole week before the actual race.

In the Palio the various Sienese “Contrades”  in which the city is divided into, challenge each other in a passionate horse race in the heart of the city in the Piazza Del Campo. We had dinner there on the Sunday night and watched one of the “Contrades” practice runs and it was super fun and I am so glad we got to experience it. We had one day in Siena and tried our best to see as much as possible. Here are the some of the highlights to see in Siena:

  1. Piazza Del Campo
  2. Torre Del Magnia
  3. The Cathedral and the Baptistery
  4. Santa Maria Della Scala
  5. Church of San Domenico
  6. Palazzo Pubblico

We stayed over night in Siena and the next day after breakfast drove to San Gimignano, which I can say was one of my favorite cities we visited on our trip. It is a small walled town up in the hills of Tuscany, famous for its medieval architecture and towers that rise above. (it was known as the “town of fine towers” or the Manhattan of Tuscany) and also Saffron, a world famous gelateria and a white wine called Vernaccia Di San Gimignano – which was really good!

These towers offer an unforgettable skyline and they tower above all of the other buildings offering beautiful views of the city and the surrounding valley.  This town is also another UNESCO world heritage site. It is quite small so you can easily see it in a day. We did enjoy a leisurely lunch in the main “Piazza Della Cisterna” that was highlighted by a pop up thunder storm that sent everyone running for cover!

Here are the some of the highlights of San Gimignano:

  1. Duomo Di San Gimignano
  2. Piazza Della Cristerna
  3. Historic center and walking areas
  4. Torre Grossa Tower – The tallest at 177ft – My Husband climbed for the photos you see below
  5. Piazza Del Duomo
  6. Church of Sant’Agostino
  7. Gelateria Dondoli – supposedly the worlds best Gelato – I had the Pink Grapefruit and Vernaccia Spumante Champagne – My husband the “Michelle” Saffron, Honey, Bitter Orange Peel – both Amazing!

Below you can see a small selection of our photos from both of these beautiful cities and a few outfit photos of what I wore as well. We were in each city for one day or less so I didn’t have a lot of outfit changes. The Jacket Society items I wore are listed below and are part of our End of Season Sale.

Ivory Cascading Collar Cargo Vest – Click Here

Black Ivory Stripe Heart T Shirt – Click Here

Have you been to either one of these cities and how did you like them?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Line For “Dondoli” Gelato

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Ha souvenirs souvenirs 😉 Two fantastic places isn’t it?

    Happy Monday xx

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    1. I totally agree, thank you for stopping by!

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  2. Italy is gorgeous. There is so much to do and see and great places to eat, drink and visit. Love your photos and your street style for warm Italy. Rocking both pairs of shorts. Love the vest, graphic heart tee and that fedora.

    Welcome by and join both my Sunday Showcase Linkup from last Sunday and tomorrow’s Thursday Moda! Thanks, Ada. =)

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    1. Hi Ada,
      I totally agree about Italy, I can keep going back to that country over and over again and there is more to see. Thank you for stopping by.

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  3. These are beautiful photos! I have been to Siena and it doesn’t matter how many times I see it, it is a spectacular place! I love that striped tee with a printed heart! Two of my favorite things and I can’t get enough!

    Maureen

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    1. Hi Maureen,
      I totally agree about Siena it was very beautiful. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  4. I am hoping to go to Italy one day. it just look beautiful and rich in history and culture!

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    1. Hi Ruth,
      I hope you do, it is absolutely beautiful and a must see country. Thank you for stopping by.

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  5. I adore Italy and this has been a wonderful post – taking my memory back to some fabulous holidays. Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing xx

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    1. Hi Maria,
      Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  6. Hi NOra!
    So nice to see a pictures of you are your hubby enjoying Italy! We had a trip planned, but it has to be postponed.. so I will live vicariously through you photos a bit. Love the architecture, and I bet the food and wine were amazing. You look lovely and so stylish with your travel wear. Love the tee and your sandals. I bet you did a lot of walking!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

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    1. Hi Jess,
      Yes it was so wonderful. I am sorry you had to postpone your trip, hopefully you can go soon. It is such a beautiful country. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Those are gorgeous photos! Wow! What an experience. Cute outfit too. 🙂

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