Entry 1: July 7, 2011
My time in Sansepolcro has been amazing so far. The past six days have flown by. We have been privileged to do so much in our first few days and visit many beautiful places. On Monday we went to a local furniture company where we were able to see how they make their furniture. This same company had custom made the furniture here at the Palazzo.
On Tuesday we went to the town of Anghiari. The top of the town sits on a hill. It is one of my favorite towns so far. We toured the Busatti store where they make fabric using old looms. This company began in 1842 and they still use the same method today to make their fabric. When ending our tour on the main floor, Mr. Busatti himself invited us up to his guesthouse, where he gave us a tour and served drinks and food to us on his balcony that overlooked the whole city of Anghiari. It was a once in a lifetime experience for all of us. Yesterday we got to go to Assisi and Perugia. In Assisi we toured the Basilica di Santa Chiara, the Temple of Minerva, and the Basilica di San Francesco, my favorite. Tomorrow we are learning the bus and train stations on our trip to Florence.