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A Day of Feasting in Siena

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October 3, 2012 / Italian / By
Dinh

It was another day in our exploration of the Tuscany region….and we decided to visit Siena, a large medieval town. Siena is famous for the Palio (horse race event around the medieval town) – however, we had not arrived to concide with one of these events; nevertheless, we were sure it would be a memorable day anyway.

We walked through the lovely historic pathways within the town, and as we turned a corner, we came across a pizza store that was selling huge pizzas – as it was time to stop for snack, we decided to take a munch of these massive creations. Even though the taste was average, it was definitely fun to eat a slice of pizza that was about 3 times the size of my hand!

As we continued strolling through the town, I noticed that the street lights were very beautifully decorated – I came across one that was shaped as a swan with a theatrical flair to it. As we walked into different areas, we noticed that these street lights changed, and we were later told that the town was divided into its own areas/wards, and each area is marked by their own unique street light decoration – what a novel and artistic way to mark out the different areas of a town…yet another reason why I adore Italy.

It was time for lunch, so we decided to hunt down a traditional Italian roast pork roll – we remembered we had walked past a delicatessen offering this fare earlier in the day, we just needed to put our brains together to somehow remember where exactly it was – we retraced our footsteps like detectives, and pieced together clues from our scattered memories to hunt down this pork roll oasis….just as we were on the verge of giving up….all our eyes became fixed on a delicatessen window just up the road with a large roast pork on display…yippee…we had found it!

We walked into the delicatessen, and were immediately surrounded by walls and walls of Italian goodies – there was even a large block of cured lard being displayed on a shelf behind the counter.

We all ordered a roast pork roll each for our lunch treat.

The pork meat was very tender and flavoursome, although salty at times (as I think the centre of the pork roast was marinated with salt) – but all in all, a delicious way to enjoy a popular local dish.

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City: Siena

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