Leaving Roma, we drove through Northern Lazio & southern Tuscany to our second base at the Borgo Dolciono agriturismo, outside of the historic center of Chiusi. Each year we stay at the converted share cropping farm complex run by our good friend Marino and operated by Giovanni Luigetti of Firenze. The area was once the site of Etruscan dwelling as testified by the numerous remains of settlements in the nearby area, which we visit, including the renowned Museo Nazionale Etrusco in Chiusi and the nearby Tombe della Scimma. This was a place to relax after two intense weeks of walking tours in Roma. It became our base from which, over the next seven days, we visited several Tuscan hill towns to study their piazzas, apply and extend the form analysis matrix methodology from the course text, Learning from Las Vegas by Robert Venturi, and to apply the architectural design knowledge from the book Dynamics of Delight by Peter F. Smith. Each day we spent either one day at one hill town or spent the day in several hill towns. We drove the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany by bussini to: Chuisi, Siena, Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Pienza, Bagno Vignono, Montalcino, Cortona, and Montepulciano. Besides studying the form of the architectural delights of the towns, we learned about Italian culture through their every day activities such as: wine making, passeggiata, Gregorian Chants, daily markets, Italian pottery, and afternoon siestas. Before we left Dolciano, in teams of 3, we took our studies of the hill towns and presented it to each other to share the knowledge of how form analysis may be used in a powerful way to identify daily patterns that led to our deeper understanding of the rhythms of Italian life and the embeddedness of time and quality. We spent seven days in the Italian country at Dolciano, learning to slow down and look closer and then it was time to move onto Firenze to take the study of urban patterns to the next level, in the greatest of the Tuscan civic-scapes.