Jessica in Italy

Jessica is a senior marketing major, with a minor in art history, who leaves in June for an archaeological dig outside of Vicchio, in the Mugello Valley, as part of SMU-in-Italy: Archaeology. The site is an Etruscan settlement that has been being excavated for about 12 years.

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Our home in Vicchio

vigna3.jpgWhen we finally arrived, it was so worth the journey! This place is most definitely the prettiest place I have ever seen.

From our home, we can see vineyards and fields and beautiful landscape. Looking out over the valley it is unbelievable how gorgeous Tuscany is.

vignagroup.jpgOur group is really nice and everyone seems to get along (in photo: Me, Kyle, Casey, Matt, Alex, Mindy, Alex T., Joanna, Leigh). But I may be the least qualified as an archaeologist of the group with my business major, as most of the others are archaeology or anthropology or classics majors.

I am living in one of the rooms in the farmhouse with another girl named Isa, who is a very sweet girl and a Theater, Art History and Classics major at Swarthmore.

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