Trip to Italy a Real Treat

By Ellen Cicchitti Staff Writer From May 20-29, I went to Italy with my family where we stayed in Sorrento, Florence and Rome, making a few stops along the way. The first impression I had when we arrived to Sorrento was that Italy is compact. Small houses pressed close to each other and tiny cars were all along the tight, narrow streets that made driving seem like a … [Read more...]

Five-Minute Moments in the Eternal City

By DJ McCauley Staff Writer This article was originally published in Issue 7, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (December 10, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. We hit the ground running in Rome. The first day, our bus from the airport drove down the Lungotevere, a busy street bordering the Tiber River, and dropped each of us off near our Trastevere … [Read more...]