I did well on all of my midterms, which I consider a huge victory. It's tough when you're living abroad and have 10,000 more interesting things to be doing than studying.
So Wednesday we took a trip to see the city of Pienza, which is an ideal Renaissance city. It used to be medieval, but Pope Pius II (born Enea Silvio Piccolomini), who was born in Pienza, basically commissioned it to be rebuilt. So we saw his palace and whatnot, and lots of cool views. Most importantly, we got to try the cheese. Pienza is famous for it's pecorino cheese- it is supposedly the best pecorino (which is cheese made from sheep's milk) ever. It was fantastic.
|Part of the main Piazza|
|They used this as the set for the 1968 Version of Romeo and|
Juliet- the Palazzo was Juliet's house
|Wood carving of the Pope in the Cathedral.|
|Emily, Maggie and me enjoying the view and lovely weather|
|cute street names|
|trying to candidly get a pic of Maddalena, my|
Art History professor. She's super cool but
I just don't like her class.
|The Tavern of King Arthur. Thought Cesca would like it|
That's all for now folks! Have a nice Easter!