It’s true, we took a drive to Siena. I was thankful, as I was able to take in the things I enjoyed most, the beauty of Churches. The Churches in Italy are wonderful, artistic shrines, often decorated by great Renaissance Artists. My husband can only walk through, and take in, so many. My parents, thankfully, have a different appetite and, for this I was thankful.
I did not expect to find such beauty at Siena’s Cathedral, but I did. While construction was begun in the 12th century, most artwork was not completed until the 15th. Some of the masters that completed work were Donatello, Lorenzo Ghiberti and, my favorite, Michelangelo.
Also, Michelangelo left his mark here by leaving an carving of himself on one of the statues. You can tell by the broken nose of the subject, but may be too far away to see. The statues were to be of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The tempermental artist decided to skip one of them.
Until next time…Ciao!