JCU Students' Siena Day Trip

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JCU Students in Siena's Piazza del Campo

JCU Students in Siena’s Piazza del Campo

The Fall 2001 series of JCU Student Services day trips ended on a high note on November 19th, when a group of students visited the Tuscan city of Siena. After meeting with their JCU Tour Leader and Chaperone on Saturday morning in Trastevere and enjoying a nice group breakfast, the group made its way to Siena. Once at their destination, the students were immediately exposed to the quiet, picturesque atmosphere of the city famous for its Palio, the horse race that attracts millions of tourists every year.

The professional guide, a Siena native, led the students on a tour of this historical city, wandering around the numerous little streets, and admiring its Cathedral, the Piazza del Campo – the seashell shaped square with its Fonte Gaia (the Fountain of Joy), entirely made in white marble, and the imposing Palazzo Chigi.

Like all the other trips offered by the Student Services Office, this Siena day trip featured a delicious lunch in a traditional medieval restaurant. After a memorable meal, students had some free time, which they spent wandering around the city’s surroundings on their own, before heading back to Rome.