Surprisingly, today was a rather boring day in comparison to the rest of my first week in Siena. But there is nothing to complain about – The city is beautiful, the weather is gorgeous, and I finally have the time to catch up on some sleep! I am going to apologize in advance for the lack of pictures in this post, but still wanted to keep everyone up-to-date on my happenings. The day started off with my regular class schedule, and once again I sat at my desk struggling to keep my eyes open. After class, Jamie and I enjoyed the nice stroll back to our apartment, and took many detours going into Tabacchi stores to further scout out some souvenirs for our loved ones. Once we returned to our apartment we set to work planning our day trip to Florence tomorrow as well as our trip next weekend to Venice. After we felt satisfied with our work, we hit the streets to buy our bus tickets and then went to settle in the Campo to enjoy the lovely afternoon weather.
We sat outside atop the Campo for two hours and enjoyed the suns rays and the light subtle breeze… I also enjoyed some gelato. This time I went for cantucci, which is just another name for biscotti. It had a nutty flavor with a light, sweet undertone. Once Jamie finished her own blog post, we went in search for cannoli’s, but were disappointed when we discovered that our light and creamy pastries (maybe not so light, they were drizzled in chocolate) that we saw in this particular pasticceria the day before were gone. We came across another shop that had mini cannoli’s which we sullenly bought… there was no chocolate involved in these.
We returned to our apartment and relaxed for a bit before we put a pot of pasta on for dinner. We ate and finalized our plans for Florence tomorrow, which includes a long list of things to do and places to eat! Jamie and I enjoyed our cannoli’s for desert which excited and surprised our taste buds. The shell was buttery and flakey with a slight crunch that added some texture to the creamy and soft spoken sweet flavor of the cream filling (much different from the ones I’ve had in the States… the cream is usually much sweeter). Each bite melted in our mouths and we were fully satisfied with out last-minute cannoli decision.