Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Day Tripper

Last Saturday our school went on our first fieldtrip! We took two buses into the Tuscan countyside to visit Voltera and San Gimignano. Both were beautiful (just like almost everything else in Italy). In Voltera we saw the only true Etruscan arch still in existance and the ruins of the roman amphatheater. We also visited a museum the housed Etruscan artifacts and many alabaster sarcofagi that hel the ashes of the Estruscan well-to-do.

In our free time my friends and I explored the town and the grounds that surround the famous castle that was mentioned in the Twilight series.