For a crusty bread in about 2.5 hours time (only about 10 minutes of actual working time), this loaf feeds about 8-10 people.
In a large bowl, combine yeast, salt and water. Add flour, 1 cup at a time until dough forms. It will look shaggy, that is okay. Cover with plastic wrap, allow to rest for 1 hour.
Pre-heat oven to 200 Degrees F, turn off and keep the door closed. Pull bread out of bowl with floured hands and knead dough about a dozen times until an elastic skin forms and shape into a dome. Add 1 Tbsp. of olive oil to skillet and spread evenly. Place dough in skillet, cover with a kitchen towel and place in warm oven for another 30 minutes.
Pull bread out of oven, pre-heat oven to 400 Degrees F. While oven is heating, spread remaining Tbsp of olive oil on dough, make an x on the top of dome and sprinkle Italian Seasoning on dough.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until dough has a golden brown crust, remove from pan and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes. If you cut into it right away, it will squish.