It’s been another great week here in Italy! Our classes are going well, and we’ve gotten to take some time for lots of fun too!
Last weekend we took our first trip to Siena, another great Tuscan city! Our Art History teacher Silvia led us through Palazzo Pubblico (the Town Hall), where we saw masterpieces of Sienese art.
Saturday night, as a treat for such good work during the week, we hosted a potluck dinner and movie night in the classrooms! Who knew our students and staff were such good cooks? Everyone also loved our movie selection: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Now everyone is trying to find copies of the books to read in their spare time!
Finally, Sunday marked the beginning of Carnivale, which in Certaldo meant a big party in the streets for all of the children in town! Our big children (students and staff!) still had fun, spraying each other with silly string, throwing confetti, and buying delicious treats! It’s sad that it’s only for one day a year!