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August 8th, 2009 - 3:30 pm § in 3. Journals

Ironies in Italy: A Reflection

Written by Lisa Hagen Italy is filled with life’s little paradoxes. For example, Italians drive super fast, BUT eat really slow. Case in point.  Today I was nearly killed several times by speeding motorcycles, fiat automobiles, as well as a little kid on his bike.  If something has wheels, the I[...]

July 9th, 2009 - 12:24 pm § in 1. Stories, Change

Entrepreneurial Spirit in Cagli

By Lynsey Genson Twenty-six year old Elisabetta Panico owns a clothing boutique on the ancient piazza in Cagli, Italy.  Determined to stay close to her family, she worked in the store for three years before a combination of entrepreneurial spirit and government incentives allowed her to become one [...]

July 9th, 2009 - 9:13 am § in 3. Journals

Safety First

by Monica Jennings It is late afternoon; the sun slowly slips away as the thunderstorm containing, cumulonimbus clouds creep from behind the mountaintop moving over the city of New Cagli, Italy.  I make myself aware of the time as well as the weather conditions as I rush to the small, family owned,[...]

July 9th, 2009 - 7:57 am § in Family

Food to go in Cagli

by Jennifer Brookes In a time when many residents of Cagli, Italy, look outside the city for employment, Michele Marinelli, a 24 year old entrepreneur, found opportunity inside the city’s ancient walls.  He purchased La Mezzaluna, a modest café, in the beginning of 2009. Proving great things com[...]

July 9th, 2009 - 5:20 am § in Women

Melissa the Barista

By Millie S. Liu There are very few female baristas in Italy. There are few inter-ethnic Italians. Cagli has both. At 20 years old, she is one of the few successful baristas in her profession and fell into it by accident after answering a job posting. Her barista lessons began at 16. She exudes ener[...]

July 9th, 2009 - 3:40 am § in Women

A Woman’s Role: Changes in Cagli

by Emily Wirth A friendly Italian bar is tucked inside the cold and damp stones of a 17th century palace. Inside, the sounds of milk being steamed and customers chatting greet all who enter. A smiling young woman welcomes patrons with a “Ciao.” One after the other, customers walk away with smile[...]

July 9th, 2009 - 1:10 am § in Traditions

Medieval Archery Tournament in Cagli

By Jennifer Caudle Photos by Sophie Harbert Throughout Italy, a common thread sews together the fabric of family, church, and community. This thread is tradition. Traditions encompass the values, celebrations, and customs of everyday life and the unique traditions of Cagli, Italy give meaning to lif[...]

July 9th, 2009 - 12:23 am § in 3. Journals

A Simple Life

By Carrie Root I call myself a minimalist. And I find it very hard work in the United States to remain one. Daily I fight a losing battle, trying to rid myself of things I don’t want or need. Still, life at home seems to pile “stuff” up, leaving me feeling overwhelmed with too many [...][...]

July 8th, 2009 - 12:21 pm § in Traditions

The Wednesday Market in Cagli

by Pamela Lake Every Wednesday as Cagli awakens, white vans pull into the piazza and surrounding streets of Old Cagli.  Vendors transform these vans into small shops within minutes.  Shop owners from other parts of the region come weekly to set up business in the streets of Cagli.  These temporar[...]

July 8th, 2009 - 10:44 am § in Traditions

Finding Community in the Religious Traditions of Cagli

by Sophie Harbert All of Cagli participates in Corpus Domini, a major church festival observing the 12th century miracle in which blood sprang from a piece of bread broken during the Eucharist.  Each house collects the flowers and herbs to make an infiorate, or floral arrangement.  Red and yellow [...]