Monthly Archive: May 2015

The students in Piazza dei Miracoli

Patrolling Pisa

Today the University of Detroit Mercy students ventured around 66km to Pisa, Italy. There they were faced with the attractions of the Cathedral of Pisa, The Baptistry of the Cathedral,  Camposanto Monumentale, and even...

Duomo di Siena Crypt

Siena Crypt

The Crypt below the Duomo di Siena is a recent commission that had become accessible to the public in 1999. The crypts located directly below the Siena cathedral dates back the 1200s. The frescos...

Alabaster Stone

University of Detroit Mercy vs. Alabster

This week marks the second week of the University of Detroit Mercy’s Alabaster Training/Sculpting Class. Some background information, while studying abroad the University of Detroit Mercy students are not only immersed in the language...

Inside the Church of Saint Dalamazio

Chiesa Di San Dalmazio

The Church of Saint Dalmazio is a privatized church  located in Volterra, Italy.   The significance of the Church of Saint Dalmazio dates far back to the middle ages. Not only is the Church of...

Volterra – First Impressions

The first week here in Volterra has been amazing. Everything from the people, food, and, of course, the scenery seems unreal. Our week started off with multiple tours of the city and surrounding areas...

Traveling to Europe/Volterra

Hello, During this post I would like to explain to you all how much fun Samantha (Architecture Student Studying Abroad) and I had getting to Europe/Volterra. First off, we were flying Delta Airlines and...