On Sunday, July 14 our group will travel from Milan to Siena. A bus will pick us up at the Residence Pian della Nave 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).
Corrado will lodge in the Refugio, Amelia in a nearby apartment.
You can travel on every weekend. Please note that there will be a three-day weekend on July 26, 27, and 29, 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, Amelia, or Corrado 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).