The streets of Sienna are FULL of life! Locals and tourists share the narrow stone paths that go uP AND DOWn the hills of the city. Colorful contrade flags and corresponding street lamps decorate the way as you peruse the shop windows, stopping to study restaurant menus even though you are still full from that pizza you had for lunch and the gelato you're still licking.
Peculiar local occurrences are happening all around you, like the costumed men waving flags and drumming drums that woke you up at 7 a.m. this morning and won't end until after dark, the eclectic concert last night at the campo, and now, this honking parade of Skittles-colored Fiats driving toward the cathedral that are Oh-So-Cute!
You can't help thinking, "What is going on here? And, can I please stay?"