Chapter Seventeen: Italian Red Tape Versus The American Middle Finger

Cummings, Martha T.
January 1999
Straddling the Borders;1999, p158
This section narrates the author's experiences while spending the last few days of her sister Katie's vacation in Perugia, Italy. Katie fell in love with Perugia as they strolled down Corso Vannucci from the end overlooking the city to the end that housed the city's main cathedral--a site whose scaffolding and signs, in restauro, in restoration, seemed as much a part of the design as the baroque interior. Along the way, Katie grew impressed with her sister's popularity. Waves and nods there. Short conversations there. Most of it was from the owners of the various shops.


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