We got up in the morning and took the bus to Pistoia. The idea was to show us all around and tell us where the main and important things were. We found the Internet café, the coffee shop, the bus stops, the chocolate shop, the main churches and places of interest, and the piazza where the market is held. We went on a tour of the main church, the Duomo as well as the baptistery for the Duomo. I learned a lot about the history of Pistoia. It is such a nice, quiet town, and I was so surprised to see no tourists. It was very easy to navigate, and I am so glad that the Aegean Center uses it as its home in Italy.
We came back in time to have some really good lunch at the villa.
The rest of the afternoon was spent in classes doing orientation and going over the general syllabi of the classes.
Dinner was, of course, very wonderful, and I was honored to be at the table eating such a delicious Tuscan meal with such good company.