On Sunday, July 15 our group will travel from Milan to Siena. A bus will pick us up at the Residence Pola at 9:00 AM and take us to Siena’s Porta Romana, a short walk on via Roma to the Refugio of the Collegio Santa Chiara, via del Refugio 4. When on the right you meet Via del Refugio (it looks like a small square), turn on it and walk towards the church (Chiesa del Refugio). The entrance of the Refugio is on the right (see the picture).
Chris and Corrado will lodge in the Refugio, Amelia in a nearby apartment.
If you plan to spend your weekends visiting other Italian places in Central Italy, it is advisable to purchase train o bus tickets beforehand to take advantage of economy fares. You may also consider remaining for the night in the cities that we visited during our weekly trips (or nearby locations). In particular, on July 20 you could stay in Florence and on August 3 in Lucca, not far from Cinque Terre. Do not hesitate to write to (or talk with) Prof. Erspamer, Amelia, Chris, or Corrado for suggestions and further information.
You must inform Prof. Erspamer of any trip that you plan and of any night that you decide to spend outside of Milan and Siena. If you travel outside of Italy you must obtain his permission beforehand.
You can travel on every weekend. Please note that there will be a three-day weekend on July 27, 28, and 29. 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.
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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).