This past weekend we went on a hike through the unique and picturesque “Crete Senese” farmland just south of Siena. The sun was out and after completing at least 7 km., we earned our “snack” of cheeses, prosciutto, melon, and ice cream in the small hill town of Chiusure.
Our IPSL Session I came to a close and the Session II students are already here. Yesterday was their first day in their service placements and though the experience was intense, they all came back alive, well, and with smiles on their faces.
The heat is picking up just in time for this week’s “Palio” horse race (http://www.ilpalio.org/). Air conditions is hard to come by indoors, but the evenings in a t-shirt as the sun fades on the tower in the Piazza del Campo are something to relish. We’ll all be in the Piazza De Campo together on July 2nd to see who will be this year’s winner with the exception of one of our students who has proven her tremendous linguistic capability to earn a spot in the local first aid center as the official English translator for the race.