At my family’s home, we have a painting hung over the piano which I often stare at for long stretches of time while playing. The painting belonged to my great grandmother, or Nanny, as we refer to her as. We believe the painting is of her hometown, Cefalu, a small city on the island of Sicily. It has always been a dream in the back of my mind to visit the town, but I never really thought the day would come when I was stepping off the plane onto the same land walked by my ancestors for centuries.

As this…

Natalie Papazian

I write about marketing, traveling, & music.

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