March 19th – Day 6

Buona matina!

Nous avons débuté la journée avec notre dernier repas en Toscane. Un fabuleux déjeuner avec une grande variété de choix. 

Ensuite nous avons dû dire au revoir à la Toscane et pris l’autobus jusqu’à San Gimignano. À notre arrivée, nous avons rencontré notre guide Serena qui nous a expliqué les différents aspects de la ville et son importance. 

La ville se situe à une haute altitude, ce qui permet d’avoir une superbe vue sur les environs! Serena nous a expliqué que la ville comportait autrefois 72 tours mais qu’aujourd’hui il n’en reste que 14. Les tours et la muraille autour de la ville sont importantes car la ville avait besoin de protection. Les grandes tours et les bâtiments antiques sont très impressionnants!

Une fois entré dans la ville, nous avons observé de près les tours et les bâtiments qui datent Moyen- Âge. Serena nous a également expliqué qu’elle était à l’époque la place des femmes dans cette société. Les femmes n’avaient aucun droit et donc elles n’avaient accès à la Piazza que nous avons visité. 

Serena nous a beaucoup appris et nous garderons en mémoire tous ces bâtiment très impressionnants.

  • Lilou (Class of ’20)

Our second visit was at the Cathedral Square. Inside there were many paintings representing Jesus Christ and Catholicism. The wildly impressive paintings were created for the citizens who were unable to speak latin, so that they could understand the scriptures in the bible. We then visited another square with a well that would allow the villagers to have access to water, because the gates were always closed.

In the afternoon, we had lunch and we chose from a variety of meals. For dessert, we all indulged at the best gelato place in all of Italy and the world; Gelateria Dondoli!

After lunch, we got on the bus to go to our next stop, Florence. It was a 45 minute drive. When we arrived, it was sunny and the view was beautiful for a walk to the Plaza Michelangelo. On the way, we passed a river and many girls took amazing pictures of the view. The climb to the plaza was steep and difficult, but it was worth it because the view was absolutely breathtaking. We saw the whole city of Florence. We took a lot of photos while catching our breaths after the climb.

We left the plaza and headed to a pizzeria for dinner. We had tomato bruschetta and either a garlic and oil or a pesto pasta. It was so good that most girls asked for seconds.

After our dinner, we came back to the hotel and called it a day. We are all excited for our next adventure!

Ciao!

Kendra (Class of ’20)

A beautiful morning in San Gimignano!
Juliette, Isabella, Alessia and Marielle enjoying lunch
Enjoying lunch!
Visiting San Gimignano!
The medieval town of San Gimignano
The incredible view from Piazza Michelangelo
Victoria, Isabella and Kendra enjoying the sunset!
The Ponte Vecchio bridge at sunset

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