This is a picture of me (in the foreground) when I took a trip to Italy by myself at the age of twenty. I went to Tuscany, stayed with an amazing group of people and took a photography class with Harvey Stein. It was a truly remarkable trip for me. I felt so strong and independent and came back a different person. I raved about the class I had taken to my sister. She then decided to go a couple of years later and met her husband there! My parents went a few years later. We all had unbelievable experiences. Il Chiostro is certainly a part of my personal and family history.