Tuesday, June 17, 2003


"You may have the universe, if I may have Italy." - Giuseppe Verdi

What is Italy?
Roman Holiday, the Arno Bridge, Venice, Tuscan farmhouses, mafia, Sofia Loren, lasagna.

But what else?
To two eager American girls in the small town of Macerata, Italy is a collection of little things. In the midst of Venetian gondolas and Roman Vespas, they opted for long walks in the sun-drenched country side and gelato al limone in small town piazzas. Sounds romantic, huh? Hmm. Vediamo.

Corrie Cook and Jackie Goyette are studying the finer points of La Dolce Vita. Maybe studying isn't quite right. Living? How about embracing. Both are interested in pursuing professional careers, and do plan on it when they finally grow up. But between then and now, there is the summer... and gelato.

"I am not like them, but I can pretend." - Roman graffiti on a side street


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