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July 3rd, 2009 - 6:56 am § in 2. Life in Piazza

An Evening in the Piazza – Jennifer Brookes

As evening ascends upon Cagli, the sun concedes its dominance to the rising moon. Natives flock to the Piazza while voices,with no meaning, rise and fall like a symphony with an imaginary conductor. One set of voices rises dramatically with emotions then cascades down as a new set of voices rise int[...]

July 3rd, 2009 - 1:52 am § in 2. Life in Piazza

30 Minutes in the Piazza

By Gavin Roddy Cagli’s piazza should have been filled with people dressed in black and white, busily scurrying across the cobblestones like a colony of ants. The square should have been the heart of the city, with the peoples’ footsteps reminiscent of a heartbeat going thump thump thump with eve[...]

July 3rd, 2009 - 1:48 am § in 2. Life in Piazza

Cagli’s Heart Song

What a symphony of excitement and serenity! It’s 5:56 late Sunday afternoon at the Piazza Giacomo Mattiotti- the heartbeat of Cagli, a small city in the Marque region of southern Italy. The unavoidable yet pleasant gravitational pull of the Piazza unites the community. A time and space favored[...]

July 3rd, 2009 - 1:46 am § in 2. Life in Piazza

Life at the Piazza

Kata J. Dora Assignment #1 Moist and wet air, filled with a mixture of smoky and tomato smell that could come right from one of the restaurant’s kitchen or from a home where they are cooking. Ding, dong, dong, the city hall’s bell interrupts the mixed noises. Again ding, dong, dong, from a templ[...]

July 3rd, 2009 - 1:39 am § in 2. Life in Piazza

Millie’s Evening in the Piazza

Each street branches from the outer skirts of the city to the center like veins and arteries leading to the heart. The sound of cars and motorcycles purr over small talk in an ancient tongue. The cigarette fumes become too distracting to keep up with the conversations. People of all ages gossip, sip[...]

July 2nd, 2009 - 12:48 pm § in 2. Life in Piazza

Day at the Piazza

By: Pamela Lake The clock from the city building struck; four chimes and one ding-dong.  What a lazy summer day on the piazza.  In the background the sound of water filling from the fountain could be heard.  Silver, black, and blue cars pulled into the parking lot what a sound of put-put-put.  T[...]

July 2nd, 2009 - 12:37 pm § in 2. Life in Piazza

Lazy Afternoon in the Piazza by Sophie Harbert

                  It is late afternoon and the piazza seems half asleep.  The water in the fountain gurgles.  The sound of the fountain and soft rhythms of background conversations become a duet, interrupted periodically by the cry of birds and the vroom-vroom of motor scooters.  Occas[...]

July 2nd, 2009 - 9:37 am § in 2. Life in Piazza

My piazza

It is 18:20 in the piazza on Sunday. The fountain in the center is gurgling, but you can’t hear it unless you are nearby. Parked Mazda’s, Mercedes’, and Fiat’s surround the fountain, partially obscuring it from the view of those that came to the piazza to relax.. Two women ar[...]

July 2nd, 2009 - 9:10 am § in 2. Life in Piazza

La Dolce Vita

by Emily Wirth It’s time for dulci on the piazza. Shops displaying flowered dresses and designer purses are closed, their gates separating shoppers from their wares. Yet a child is seen running through the square, chocolate gelato dripping down her chin; her parents follow closely, smiling. A moun[...]

July 2nd, 2009 - 8:57 am § in 2. Life in Piazza

Sunday night in the piazza

Cagli piazza Dominica, 28-06-2009 21:50-22:20 By Sharon Michael.  The sharp smell of cigarette smoke and small fragments of conversations in Italian, English, Spanish, and French floated across the piazza. At a table occupied by five adults and four lively young children, the men and women spoke al[...]