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Sicily Study Trip


Sicily’s beauty is something that cannot be captured in words. This past weekend, our annual JFRC trip was a shining example of that fact. Coming from a rainy past few weeks in Rome, Sicily opened her arms to us with sun, warmth, and the greatest beauty one can imagine. The group was able to complete a full tour of the island starting from Palermo on Friday and ending in Taormina on Sunday. Along the way, our attention was captured by brilliantly preserved Greek temples in Agrigento and Selinunte, beautiful Roman mosaics at Piazza Armerina, and, was entertained with a Sicilian encore at the Teatro Greco-Romano in Taormina. Our tour was accompanied by the greatest tastes of Sicilian culinary talents ranging from freshly prepared cavatelli alla norma to perfectly cooked involtini di vitello. Cannoli were eaten. Sicilian wine was shared. Greek and Roman history colored the minds of our students. The bridled history of the island allowed us to sit back, reflect, and discern what our own journeys will look like as we move ahead in life. Her gratitude was endless and those of us lucky to have shared in it hope that other Loyolans will someday share Sicily’s bounty in the future.


John Felice Rome Center · Sullivan Center for Student Services· 6339 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
800.344.ROMA · rome@luc.edu

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