Joanna Sandager

Joanna Sandager is pursuing a Masters in Political Science at James Madison University in Florence and is looking forward to returning to Cinque Terre this summer.

Articles by the author


Fun al fresco

  Summer has arrived in Florence, bringing with it new events and old staples. Venues across the city are bringing summer fun outdoors and filling the streets with music and ...


The day the music died

  On May 25, municipal police raided six establishments on via de’ Benci, forcing them to close early. The Friday-night blitz came after the ruling of a court case launched ...


Growing Pains

The European Union (EU) is in the throngs of its most serious crisis since its establishment: an economic arrangement that was meant to keep war unthinkable threatens to tear it apart. On May 9 and 10, Europe's leading academics, policy makers, and business leaders gathered in Salone dei Cinquecento


Women with a mission

On October 25, 2011, a devastating combination of heavy rainfall and seismic landslides hit over 10 towns between lower Liguria and Northern Tuscany (see TF 152). Among those affected the most were the seaside villages of Monterosso and Vernazza, which received more than 20 inches of rain in under four