Postcards from Italy: What do you think we’ll find here?

A shop that sells chairs on Via dei Sediari -- which translates to Street of the Chairs -- in Rome.
A shop that sells chairs on Via dei Sediari — which translates to “Street of the Chairs” — in Rome.
Katherine Schick

In Rome, many of the streets — I have mainly been in the neighborhood of the Pantheon — are named based on the shops on that street. For example, Via dei Sediari has a shop that sells chairs (sedia means chair). Campo dei Fiori is a plaza that sells flowers (fiori means flowers). These streets were named a long time ago when they were crawling with shops of their name’s nature, however now there are sometimes only one or two shops left of the name’s speciality. So when you’re in Rome you can get a sense of some streets just based on the name!

From Roma with love, Kate


(Katherine Schick is a high school student from Watertown, Mass., who is spending a month with a host family in Rome while studying Italian and documenting her travels for the Headliners of Summer newsroom with her “Postcards from Italy” series.)

–July 19, 2023–

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Katherine Schick, Headliners of Summer
A rising junior at Watertown (Mass.) High School, Katherine Schick is an Entertainment and Travel reporter for Headliners in Education and the Raider Times. In 2021, Schick took part in Harvard University’s Summer Journalism Academy where she was recognized as both a News and Sports writer and has had articles published on School Newspapers Online. She is a creative writer for the Word Painter literary magazine at Watertown High and takes classes at GrubStreet in Boston. Outside of writing, Schick is a passionate dancer and assistant dance teacher, Model UN participant, study abroad student in Italy as of summer 2023, and loves nothing more than watching old movies. (June 2023)  

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