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Umbra Institute Tuscany Getaway

A group of very happy Umbra students took part in the optional Tuscany Getaway last weekend. Students had three days to explore the amazing countryside and some of Tuscany’s most prized cities. The trip began with a guided tour of Siena, including the famous Piazza del Campo and the unfinished Duomo. Other trips were taken to San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, and Cortona, the city made famous by the film “Under the Tuscan Sun”. Evenings were spent relaxing and enjoying multi-course feasts at Fattoria Voltrona, a farmhouse in the hills of Tuscany (, where students could hike through olive groves and cypress trees, ride horses through the hills, or relax with friends.

In photos: the interior of Siena’s unfinished duomo, Fattoria Voltrona in the green hills of Tuscany, Remy Shu (Elon University) atop of one Voltrona’s Icelandic horses.

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