Our Spring 2014 course on Sicily covered three thousand years of history and culture (Greek, Roman Arab, Norman Spanish and Italian). We read Virgil, Cicero, Ibn Hawkal, Al-Idrisi, Verga, Pirandello, Sciascia, Maraini... We watched The Leopard, Nuovomondo and much more.
We worked hard, and had a lot of fun.
Now we are ready to visit the places we talked about during a long Massachusetts winter.
I am currently sitting outside of our hotel,
looking out at the beautiful landscape, trying to take everything in before we
leave tomorrow. I have been reminiscing on all of the places we’ve seen, the
incredible food we have had and all of the information that we have absorbed
within the past week. The saying “time flies when you’re having fun” is
applicable to this trip. I feel as if we got off the plane yesterday. I am not
ready to leave this beautiful place, I don’t think any of us really are. The
memories that I have made here in Sicily will always be with me. I am thankful
that I had the opportunity to travel with professors and classmates to a
culturally and historically rich island. Today was our leisure day so we were
able to sleep in a little bit longer. Jaymie, Michaella, Evelyn and I ended up
going out for lunch and by lunch I mean gelato and granitas. Yes, we had
gelato and granitas for lunch. They were delicious as expected. Though I am
sad we are leaving, I know the memories from this trip will last a life time!
I also wanted to share some of my favorite photos from our trip: