How Twilight Took Me Places I Never Thought I’d Go

By Meg Schadl

When Alice invited me on a road trip to the small Tuscan town of Montepulciano, I jumped at the opportunity to spend a day away from the mobs of ship passengers clogging bus after bus headed to Rome.

Then, she reluctantly admitted the reason she was determined to see Montepulciano: the Volterra scenes in the second Twilight Saga movie, New Moon, were shot there.

I know what you’re thinking: Twilight hardly qualifies as literature, right? But I was swept up in the vampire craze, and read the each of the four books (Twilight, New Moon, Breaking Dawn, Eclipse) in Stephanie ...

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