Written by Dwight Bachman
Willimantic, Conn: Six student from Eastern Connecticut State University traveled to Italy this past summer as part of an honors course titled, "Art in the Italian Landscape." The course, taught by Professor Anne Dawson, allowed students to journey extensively throughout Italy to view a variety of famous architectural art treasures, including French sculptor Niki di St. Phalle's "Tarot Garden" in Tuscany; the Fountain of the River Gods at the Villa Farnese in Caprarola, Italy; the Park of Monsters in Bomarzo, Italy, a collection of volcanic rock carvings created by architect Pirro Ligorio in the 1500s; Etruscan tombs in Ceveteri; and churches, piazzas and other historical art in Viterbo, Bagnoregio and Florence.
Students traveling to Italy included Lindsey Ancel of Milford; Emma Boardman of Willimantic; Sebastian Gronback of Tolland; Carolyn Guzzo of Pawcatuck; Marley Koschel of Sandy Hook; and Jaime Mugavero of Clinto. Pictured, above, is "The Ogre" in the Park of Monsters in Bomarzo.