Hats By Katrinka

Kate Brown Pernia is a Milliner on sabbatical in Switzerland. She has been designing hats and teaching millinery under her Katrinka label since the 1980s. Kate is also the founder of Houston Hat Net. View Katrinka hats and hat patterns at www.hatsbykatrinka.com.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Buon Giorno Siena

We arrived in Siena late in the afternoon Monday and headed for Il Campo to watch the world go by Sienese style. At first I found Siena a little bit claustrophobic after Cortona but Il Campo is a wide open space that relieves the tunnels between tall buildings. I knew almost immediately that we hadn't scheduled enough time for shopping in this little Paradise. I'll be back!

We settled into a sidewalk cafe for our first glass of Brunello di Montalcino and it was chilly so I warmed myself with a bowl of Ribollita, a Tuscan bean and vegetable soup. We heard more English spoken here than Italian. All the tour groups (even off season) seem to make this a rendezvous point. Here my Sherman is checking in with his office.

The brick buildings in Siena are made from the soil of this area and the color Burnt Siena in your paint or crayon box took its name from this place. K Q:-) Posted by Picasa


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