Caccia al tesoro (Treasure hunt)
January10th: It was an early morning start as we had a meeting at breakfast at 8:15 to discuss our individual projects and to start organising the trip to Venice. As usual at breakfast a ever cheery Fiorella brought me in my capuccino, which has become an early morning habit which is probably not good for the waistline but certainly very delicious.
After lunch we returned to the university where we were put into groups of three or four to do a Caccia al tesoro(treasure hunt). I was very happy to be working with Goretti and Fiona. Firstly we studied the questions and decided which order we would do them in. Most of the questions were related to the historic centre of Prato and what things symbolised and why things were named as they were. We stopped lots of people to find the answers and took turns asking the questions. We were supposed to copy an epitath from one of the churches but unfortuantely it was closed. We even went into l'ufficio di Provincia di Prato where I was lucky enough to be given a beautiful wall calendar of Prato which a lot of us had missed out on earlier in the week. They only had one and Fiona very kindly said I could have it, thanks Fiona. We were also given a book called La famiglia senza frontiere. My turn came to ask someone a question and I was asking an elderly gentleman a question and guess what, he was French. Luckily Gorreti could decipher what he had to say. Elizabeth, Antonella and Carmelina won the game convincingly.