Da Sola: With a Finger to the Wind
Travel Stories in Word & Picture
Saturday, June 7
Woodbury Room of the Jones Library
Intent on revisiting Italy and improving her language skills, Laura Bellusci spent most of two summers traveling by train up and down the Italian peninsula, Sicily, and the surrounding Aeolian Islands. A budget traveler, she stayed at hotels with “no stars,” rented rooms in private homes, and was hosted with families through an international peace organization. Along the way, she filled several journals with wonders big and small—climbing the fiery volcano on Stromboli in twilight, or enjoying the wonders of a shimmery black sand beach.
Laura admits “da sola travel” has many benefits but all the (inherent) challenges, and some dangers. It’s also the stuff of adventure … of putting a finger to the wind, never quite sure what’s around the next curve in the road. She hopes you will join her as she recounts stories, told with accompanying slides, of the people and places that make up the very complex web of Italian culture and social mores.
Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Janet Ryan at 413/259-3223.