Piazza del Campo - one of the largest public squares of Europe, is achingly empty.. the rains have come down and people are scurrying for shade. The twice-a-year horse race, Palio di Siena, takes place here.
After a restoration in 19th century, the interiors of the Basilica of San Francesco looks quiet, sober. But the dim lights bring out the beauty of the colourful stained glass windows. I found as exciting as the artwork which is housed here.