Daniel in Italy

Daniel is a junior majoring in art history in Meadows School of the Arts and minoring in Latin, classical studies and photography. During summer 2012, he is participating in SMU-in-Italy: Arts and Culture.

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Field trip to Siena

The Siena Duomo

Today we went on a day trip to Siena.  We started the day by touring the Siena Duomo.  The cathedral in Siena is built in the Italian Gothic style.

After going to the Duomo we went to the Piazza del Campo, which is the main square in Siena in front of the town hall.  Siena is known for its large gentle sloping piazza that is the place where people gather and just soak in the quaint atmosphere of this beautiful Tuscan town.

We toured the town hall and then, when the group was released for free time, I climbed the attached tower.  The tower is called the Torre del Mangia and is the tallest structure in Siena and offers breathtaking views of the city.

Torre del Mangia

At the top of the tower

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