During my stay with students in Siena, Italy I have been running in the city to get to know it a little better. The central part of the city is surrounded by walls and there are 8 gates around the perimeter. I decided to run around the through the city to see each gate. I started and ended in the south near Porta Tufi near our residence on Via Mattioli.
Siena as a city is divided into seventeen Contrade (neighborhoods) each with their own colors, flags and animals. Our Contrada is Tortuca (“Tortoise”) and this weekend they were flying their colors.