September 19th, 2007 – by: mattgee
One of the towers...
Today we went on a field trip to a city called San Gimignano, a former feudal/medieval town located on a hill. The city is pretty much a tourist trap with a good number of shops, restaurants and gelato spots. There's a couple of interesting sights to see including some 14 medieval towers out of 70-80 that are still standing. We were pretty much on our own today as far as touring goes. Some of us walked up to the top of a fortress to get some cool views of the town and landscape below. Patty, Krystie, Brian, Veronica and I split an 8 euro pizza that was excellent but not filling enough. We did a quick sketch and then ordered another one!! Then we got gelato! (Told ya we liked to eat!) We browsed through some shops afterwards and then got some groceries to take back home at a local store called the "Coop".
View from the fortress
There's a Coop by school too, but its too far to walk to on foot! The town was ok to see I guess, but you probably only need a couple of hours, not a whole day. I think a group of us will go to Pisa
this weekend for a day trip. We've got a week long break coming up so that's got to get planned out too. There's just too many places to see here! Some options include, but aren't limited to: Athens, Brussels, Berlin, Munich, Prague, Barcelona, Madrid, Copenhagen, Salzburg, Vienna etc...My roomates might be going to Athens and Cairo, but I'm not sure about that yet for me at least...We'll see...It's hard to decide where to go for a couple of reasons. First, I want to get to as many countries as I can while I'm here. I also want to go to places during that week that are hard to get on the weekends. We could possible go to Munich and maybe even Spain on the weekends, but it's a stretch though. Anyways, a little research into the prices too will probably influence the decision as well...
Any suggestions?? :)