On Wednesday, July 15 our group will travel from Milan to Siena. A bus will pick us up at Residence Zara at 9:00 AM and take us to Siena. You will stay in the Refugio of the Collegio Santa Chiara, via del Refugio 4. The street actually looks like a small square; the entrance of the residence is on the right of the church (Chiesa del Refugio) at the end of the street (see the picture).
One TA will lodge in the Refugio, another one in a nearby apartment.
You can travel on every weekend. Please note that there will be a three-day weekend on July 24, 25, and 26, and that you will be able to leave on Thursday afternoon. There is plenty to see and do in Siena and Tuscany, but if you plan a trip to a more distant location, that would be a good moment in which to do so. It is advisable to purchase bullet train (“Freccia”) tickets beforehand to take advantage of economy fares. Local train tickets do not change in price. You must inform Prof. Erspamer of any trip that you plan and of any night that you decide to spend outside of our Milan and Siena residences. If you travel outside of Italy you must obtain Prof. Erspamer’s permission beforehand.
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Check these pages for suggested trips from Siena or for interesting events taking place in Italy during our stay.
Click here to download a detailed map of Siena (the Refugio of the Collegio Santa Chiara is at the bottom right side).