The morning beckoned with cooler temperatures — a good day to make the hike up to San Miniato al Monte, a gem of a church on a spectacular site that provides an incredible skyline view of Florence.

After a visit to the church, we set up outside to begin drawing. Students picked out individual sites and views. We then brought the drawings together to discuss difference qualities of each.

We dispersed for lunch and then met up again at the hostel for open studio time so everyone could continue working on making books and sketching.

Tomorrow, Siena!