Day Five started with a beautiful, sunny morning in the hills of Assisi. After a delicious breakfast, we packed our bags into the bus and headed off to Siena! As we entered Tuscany, we were thrilled with the incredibly beautiful, rolling hills that make Tuscany so famous. Once we reached Siena, we hopped off the bus and began walking the beautiful medieval town. Siena is defined by its quaint winding streets and shops, which were so much fun to experience! First, we saw Siena's cathedral, the Duomo. This stunning building is filled with gigantic striped columns, and we were in awe!
After that, we explored the Museo Civico, which is a museum filled with famous Renaissance artworks. When we finished that, we arrived at Siena's Piazza del Campo and then split into groups. While some of us explored the shops, the rest of us climbed Siena's bell tower where we were met with a breathtaking view of Tuscany. After lunch (and gelato of course), we all met in the piazza by Siena's Fonte Gaia (a beautiful blue fountain surrounded by sculptures) and then made our way through the town back to our bus.After the two hour bus ride we got a beautiful view of the medieval city of San Gimignano and its incredible skyline. Then we headed to the city! We took a short tour to the Piazza Della Cisterna where we broke off into several groups, some went to the top of the tallest structure in the city called Torre Grossa. We were able to see the entire city and the countryside surrounding. Looking out there was a sense of peace, and an overwhelming sense of beauty. The other people shopped. Later some of us got gelato at an award winning gelato store! The tall skyline of the city forced us to look up in awe of the building's beauties. We ended up meeting at the outside of the city to get on the bus that took us to a hotel in Pisa.
Written by Katie & Tyler