Return to Siena


INot Just Another "Dolce Vita"‘m writing this post in real time, in synch with my life. (FYI, I don’t always do that). But anyways, I’m currently sitting amongst a pile of luggage, waiting for a bus to take me south through the Tuscan countryside back to my “hometown” in Italy, Siena.

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It’s hard to put my finger exactly on the way I’m feeling. This will be the 5th consecutive summer that I’ve spent at least a little time in Siena. During the winter months, I yearn to be sitting in the sunshine in the Campo, so to almost be there again is meraviglioso.

But it’s not sheer excitement I feel at the thought of walking through the familiar streets and seeing familiar faces. Which is weird for me. I should be over-the-top excited, shouldn’t I? Except this feeling is more subdued, but not displeasing.

I just happily (yes, I am very happy) anticipate the familiar feeling of weaving amongst crowds on the Corso, or taking in a view of the skyline from behind San Domenico, or of sitting in my favourite spot in the piazza, watching the world go by. I know what to expect from my time in Siena. It is, to steal from the Eagles, a peaceful, easy feeling that awaits me, and I’m happy to feel so at home in another place.

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3 thoughts on “Return to Siena

  1. Sounds wonderful! And I have the exact same feeling when I set foot in my Italian home town! Even though I really only spent a very small part of my life there, it feels like I am exactly where I am meant to be! Everything in my psyche comes together in perfect balance! Enjoy your time in your Italian home :)

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