On our second day in Tuscany, CCI had the opportunity to visit Pisa in the morning.
We returned to Florence for tours-by-choice in the afternoon. Most of our students chose to climb the Duomo. Another group visited the Galileo Museum. My group, made up of returning students, went on an off-the-beaten-path walk around town. We first visited La Specola, which is a strange natural history museum full of oddities. This was followed by a ride on the merry-go-round in Piazza della Repubblica, and a stop outside of the Duomo to see the location of where the large golden ball fell and landed in 1601.
That evening, we once again had dinner out in our smaller groups, then had the chance to explore the city at night.
In the morning, the school toured the Uffizi. These galleries hold the artwork collected by the Medici family over centuries, and house the most important pieces of the Renaissance. We saw works by Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and of course, Botticelli.
Though difficult to leave Florence behind, it was a pleasure to arrive back home in Lanciano that night, followed by a quiet Sunday in preparation for one of our last weeks of school.
As always, I must thank our incredible teachers for guiding our students on this trip and to Mr. C and Mr. Pino for helping with all of the organization.