Ciao a tutti,
Since I became involved in the ICC in 2007, one of my dreams has been to "escort" a group from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Italy. I knew there were many in the area who shared my desire, but I wasn't certain exactly how I could accomplish my goal.
As some of you know, I have spent a part of the last few winters in Florida. During that time, I discovered a similar organization in the Ft. Myers/Naples area, and I began to take classes. One of my instructors, Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan, studied at a school in Sorrento, Italy, and subsequently taught high school Italian in the U.S.. She currently lives full time in the Naples area of Florida, and in the spring of 2012, she lead a group of adults (from Florida) to her school (Sorrento Lingue). I asked if she would be willing to assist me in organizing a similar adventure for a group from the Minneapolis area. She agreed, and a wonderful idea became reality!
On September 26, 2013, 11 adults from our area will depart for southern Italy! Our group will be joined by 9 individuals Nancy recruited. We will spend over two weeks in Sorrento, and each day, we will study the Italian language at Sorrento Lingue. Afternoons will include excursions throughout the area, and all of us are very excited for the adventure awaiting us!
Our travel group has met, periodically, over the past couple of months. In the photo, which appears in this month's issue of Bollettino, the group is shown making limoncello! Limoncello is a product of southern Italy, and we met twice in order to complete the process.
Please stay tuned, and follow us as our journey progresses.....