Nathan Pawelek - Siena StudyAbroad
la vita in italia --Blog
~ Festival of Saint Catherine ~
Contrada Processional for
Festival of Saint Catherine
of Siena in San Dominico
Last day teaching with my 1st graders ...
Saint John Lateran!
Saint Peter's Basilica- Vatican City!
Wine tasting in Montalcino... Brunello!!!
Bike riding in Lucca....
Mom was pumped!!
First day in Siena!
Bonding over brews....
Mom and I in Lucca!!
Ready for our day in Siena....
Mellissa and I in Montalcino....
Mom and I sippin on some wine in Lucca...
like mother like son I guess.
Man Weekend.... Wine.... Cigars.... and all this is manly.... (Sally became an honorary man)
Vino Nobile tasting in Montepulciano!
Biagio through the trees... I told you Sally you just have to trust a mans gut instinct!
San Biagio!!!! Amazing!
A mixture of Roman and Greek architect.. brilliant!
Picnic and Vino Nobile at San Biagio!
Just us being MEN on Man Weekend!
The Duomo in Montepulciano!
Tasting Brunello at an enoteca in Montalcino
Whitney was a little scared ....
A cross engraved in the Bottini - Siena's underground water system from medieval times! Sweet!
i bottini!! a bit cramped...
Montalcino (above) a beautiful city!!
Oh my friend.... Brunello! (Mom and Melissa get ready!)
The girls just couldn't keep up on the sangria.....
Fresh shrimp and calamari for lunch!!
La Sagrada Familia... My favorite for sure!
Organ and the inside... amazing!!!!!
Both sides are completely different!!!
and an awkward family photo at the aquarium... oh Whitney...
My new motto...
I just care about the earth...
Enjoying the bay!
Breakfast on the balcony!
View of the kitchen and out to the balcony....
My room in Barcelona!!
Lalla and I!!
Lucca has towers with trees on them... who's idea was this? Brilliant!
On the wall in Lucca!
and these two wouldn't behave... surprise...
Good thing the other 300 tourists and I showed up to hold the sucker up...
Ooops, I let go.
Even the trees lean...
Entrance to Lucca......???
Fun in Foiano!!!!
Some great views!!
Heidi and I....
Friends! Having a good time in Venice!
Top of the mountain! Beautiful view!
Relaxing after the sauna with some tea!!!
And the not-so Magico Camillo
Never guess which ones mine...
.... and lots of cheese!!
Ready to hit the slopes!!
Wine and cheese!!
Ummm ..perhaps too much
Vino for Everybody!!!
Party's that way....
Heidi, Whitney and I!
Annie and I enjoying a caffelatte at Zest!
Vino con le mie amiche in Piazza Del Campo!
Nevica in Toscana!!
Left to right: Sarah (NY), Annie (MT), Ariel (NY), Me, Ellen (NY), Heidi (MT), (Whitney, MT took the pic!)
Pizza and wine for lunch in Firenze (Florence) Walking in Firenze!
English style pub! vino!!
Con le mie amiche!!
Whitney and I at le terme....
Strapping in..for the walk.. theft proof.. lets hope
On the bus with Whitney....
First Mass at the Duomo!
Lunch in the Piazza
The tower in Piazza Del Campo!!
The church with St. Catherine's head in it!
Lost? Confused? ... something like that.
Break from all the walking.. and walking.. and walking....