Get off the beaten path & find an authentic way of appreciating Italy! Patrizia Pietroniro will guide you through her beloved region.
Join us for 4 Evenings in English via ZOOM:
MAY 27, 2021
JUNE 10, 24 & 29, 2021
from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm PDT
Admission: FREE for Dante Society's members - Lump-sum of $10/4 episodes for non-members
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Patrizia Pietroniro's Bio
THE 4-EVENING PROGRAM1. THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2021
Explore Friuli’s complex history through its UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the ancient Roman city of Aquileia & early Christian art, Cividale & the Longobards, the Renaissance star city of Palmanova. You will be enthralled by intriguing medieval castles & villages, celebrated Venetian art & 18th century architecture.
2. THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2021
From the Alps to the high Adriatic Sea, enjoy tourist routes through amazing landscapes, the Friulan culture & language, hybrid cuisine, San Daniele Prosciutto, the mosaic school of Spilimbergo with its well-known artworks, and the strong bond between Canada & Friuli: 1976 earthquake, emigration, the Fogolârs Federation of Canada.
3. THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2021
In the Alpine foothills & among some of the best white wine-producing estates in Italy, discover the city of Gorizia, the 2025 European Capital of Culture at the crossroads of the Italian, Slavic, and Germanic cultures, and with its massiveWorld War I memorials & itineraries. And much more...!
4. TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2021
Mixing Italian, Austro-Hungarian & Slovenian influences, Trieste preserves its unique border-town culture. Once the great seaport of the Habsburg Empire, its waterfront, neoclassical architecture & mix of religions, languages & cuisines preserve the real magic of this place. Do not forget its top attractions: Miramare Castle, Grotta Gigante (the world’s largest tourist cave), Barcolana (the world’s largest sailing regatta), the ancient Roman amphitheater & historical cafés, gathering places for intellectuals such as Italo Svevo, James Joyce, Umberto Saba & Claudio Magris.
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