Normally we are not given to spending our holidays lying around the pool, sunbathing
or reading. We like to see as much as possible, not as in ticking off a list of 'must see'
sights but often by simply walking around the side streets and venturing off the beaten
But this year, the grounds of our apartment in Sienna were so peaceful, there were World Cup matches to be watched, so
we spent more time relaxing than usual.
As my husband and son watched a match one afternoon, I sat in the welcome
shade reading. Looking up from my book, I saw a hare lope across the lawn.
Another time I spied a striped snake slithering up the stone steps.