Chiusi

We had another eventful day in Tuscany today. The day started of early with a long drive to Chiusi, an isolated town in the picturesque Tuscan countryside. There was another Archeology museum here that hosed artifacts that were taken from the towns excavations, including sarcophagi, bucchero, and jewelry. My favorite part about this museum was finding a mosaic of a Roman hunting scene that happened to be in my Latin 1 textbook freshman year. After the museum, we ate lunch (sandwiches made from fresh bread, sheep’s cheese, and prosciutto that were purchased from a farmers market in Vescavado di Murlo early that morning) in a local park. From there, we traveled back to Siena for the afternoon and walked the city while we waited for Mr. Carroll who was dealing with the rental car company and our beloved “Scujo’s” delaminated tire. We were all exhausted from our adventures, and eagerly took a well deserved evening off, as well as a delicious dinner at Pizzaria di Tiffany. I am really excited about getting to digging later on this week. I feel like I have learned so much from our trips to the museums, and am anxious to put my learning into practice. I feel so fortunate to have this opportunity, and cant wait to experience even more of Italy.

-Matt

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