Florence, Part 2

Florence, Part 2


In the morning of our second day in Florence, students could choose between two tours. One group visited the Galileo Museum. The other took part in an off-the-beaten-path tour starting at Santa Croce, then learning about the 1966 flood, ordering gelato at the oldest gelateria in Florence, and filling up our water bottles at a fountain that delivers sparkling water.

Later, most students chose to climb the Duomo. Though the climb can feel a bit claustrophobic, the view is certainly worth it!

In the afternoon, CCI met at the Accademia, which houses David; one of the most iconic sculptures in the world. It’s amazing to think that Michelangelo was only 30 years old when he completed this masterpiece.

On Saturday, we scheduled a stop in the small town of San Gimignano before leaving Tuscany. The town is famous for its towers, built by families to display their wealth.

From there a pleasant bus ride back to Lanciano, followed by Sunday afternoon at the beach.