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Vatican Tour


Posted by on June 2, 2017 in Blog posts

Interview with Cristina

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3u4p3TK0oZcVWpIdFN5b0ZjXzg/view?usp=sharing Cefalù is a small town and though I also come from a small town, Mint Hill, North Carolina, with only 23,000 inhabitants (Mint Hill), Cefalù is even smaller, with about 14,000 inhabitants. I have kept this in mind, as I have thought to myself again and again about why I hadn’t met much young…

Posted by on June 2, 2017 in Blog posts

Being a Tourist in Rome

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LnfAEQZm6f_wvWanMDtHIoX_wK32TxNWP_O2ESBr8Ho/edit I had decided to stay in Cefalù for the free weekend because it was our last weekend in this lovely little town, but then my villa roommates began to plan a trip to Rome and I changed my mind. I think it is extraordinary to see historical monuments and natural wonders by yourself, but…

Posted by on June 1, 2017 in Blog posts

Ciao from Mount Etna!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hR_ofysjdXKi4t2AY4QIJ9zLBZmTUaDQVuRrAvGD-mU/edit?usp=sharing Growing up in North Carolina and going to school at Vanderbilt, I have hiked throughout the Appalachian Mountains and other nature trails, forests, and parks within my home state and in Tennessee, but never beyond our little corner of the world. I had never heard of Mount Etna before this Maymester. And Mount Etna…

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in 2017 Blog post

Church in Cefalù

Post with pictures: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DNxAuDqsa9WZXQZgtrur5x7ARb7XwvWuvjx_fbj1jbI/edit?usp=sharing When I decided to apply to this particular Maymester in Sicily, I did so not only because of the location’s cultural and historical significance in the Mediterranean, but also, more largely, because of Italy’s religious importance for Catholics. As a Catholic, ever since I was a little girl completing my religious education,…

Posted by on May 20, 2017 in 2017 Blog post

Clothes shopping in Cefalù

https://youtu.be/TW0N21xlgro So far in Cefalù, I have eaten in the restaurants in town, gone to the beach, and had gelato (everyday), but I had yet to go shopping for clothes. I had no need for more clothes (and weight in my luggage), but I wanted to purchase something from Cefalù just to have it to…

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in 2017 Blog post

An Italian Breakfast

This morning, I decided to eat breakfast with my classmates, Cynthia and Izzy, at Piazza Duomo. We had never eaten breakfast out before and were happy to have our first Italian breakfast (the most important meal of the day, as they say) together. We woke up pretty late for breakfast and left the villa at…

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in 2017 Blog post

Shoes and Stories

  Shoes and Stories Shoes. Shoes! Shoes? Hmm, a shoe is defined as “a covering for the foot, typically made of leather, having a sturdy sole and not reaching above the ankle,” and while that is the technical definition of a shoe, shoes are truly meaningful beyond their service, as they hold more personal and…

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in 2017 Blog post

Ciao, Cefalú!

A gelato story

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in 2017 Blog post