Monday, May 19, 2008

Dr Jan Sherman and Kim Nichols continue their tour of Italy

Dr Jan Sherman and Kim Nichols are now in their second week of touring Italy. Here is the latest report:

May 19:
We are driving around today. Visited Volterra, a hilltop medieval town famous for its alabaster. Then to another medieval hilltop town called San Gimignano, this one with lots of tourists. Lovely overlooking the Tuscan hills but no Tuscan sun. Cold and drizzly which seriously impairs my photos. Rain predicted all week, but having a grand time anyway. Tomorrow Assisi.

Etruscan archway to enter the city of Volterra... Foundations date to the 6th century BC!

The baptistry at Volterra.

Entrance archway to the city of San Gimignano, a Tuscan hilltown with 13 towers.

The building is the Palazzo Publicco. It's on the town square (il campo) in Siena.


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