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July 8th, 2009 - 10:17 am § in Traditions

Beer Festival 2009 in Cagli, Italy

by Kata J. Dora A stroll through small town Cagli, Italy, suggests there is a strong emphasis on maintaining the old buildings amidst the new buildings. Tradition matters. For someone from the western world, it might be strange to listen to the city hall’s bell ringing every 15 minutes, followed b[...]

July 8th, 2009 - 5:32 am § in 2. Life in Piazza

Life in the Piazza

by Kata J. Dora The air is wet and moist, filled with a smoky tomato smell reminiscent of a kitchen. The City Hall’s bell rings: Ding, Dong, Dong. A church bell rings nearby: Ding, Dong, Dong. Some sit near the center of the piazza. Others stand in small circles and talk. The clearest sounds come [...]

July 3rd, 2009 - 7:38 am § in 2. Life in Piazza

Quiet in the Piazza

by Jennifer Caudle Quiet seems to lay across the piazza on Sunday during pausa. Cars seem extinct. No motorcycle engines rev or brakes squeal. The fountain—usually covered by the thick of cars—now stands tall and proud, reminiscent of the young Italian men. Few people talk. They enjoy their coff[...]

July 3rd, 2009 - 7:10 am § in 2. Life in Piazza

The Piazza

The piazza is the heart of this city. Where the young and old alike are drawn together to sip on caffe or cappuccino. It’s where mothers try hopelessly to keep their children’s faces and fingers free of sweet, sticky gelato melting before it can reach their mouths. Perhaps most importantly, it[...]

July 3rd, 2009 - 7:01 am § in 2. Life in Piazza

Piazza Reflections

 Life in the Piazza – 9:30-10:00 p.m.           A crescent moon hangs overhead lighting the piazza.  The cooling night air stirs a gentle breeze as motor scooters circle the fountain, young men astride cruising by.  Conversations fill the evening air, lively and animated, as these [...]

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 - 3:51 am § in 3. Journals

The Convent

Ciao. I am dashing off a quick note before I go find a market. Everything closes at 7 p.m., and I need to buy fruit for a dinner party for students and faculty. The host is a 70-plus-year old Italian priest who travels the world with a backpack that contains a pair of long pants, [...][...]

July 2nd, 2009 - 2:40 am § in 2. Life in Piazza

Life in the Piazza

These stories represent a 30 minute time segment in piazza of Cagli, Italy.[...]