Italy's Third Golden Age
Presented by award winning author, Carla Gambescia.
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About the Webinar
Italy is the only country to give the world not just one but three Golden Ages. A fascinating exploration of how Italy rose from the ashes and devastation of WWII to emerge as the world’s Lifestyle Superpower. You will discover how Italy transformed from the face of Il Duce to the face of La Dolce Vita and how Italy triumphed through passion and excellence in the realms of film, fashion & design, gastronomy & viticulture.
The lecture is especially inspirational in the face of challenges that lay ahead in a post COVID-19 world.
About Carla Gambescia
Carla Gambescia is the author of La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A to Z, winner of the Silver Prize for Best Travel Book of the Year 2019. Carla’s passion for Italy began early: with her mother’s love of the Renaissance masters and father’s discourses on Italian geniuses of every calling. In the ensuing decades, she’s written about and toured every region of Italy on foot or by bicycle. Carla conceived and co-led the Giro del Gelato bicycle tour which won OUTSIDE Magazine’s “Best Trip in Western Europe,” and owned and operated Via Vanti! Restaurant & Gelateria in Mount Kisco, New York for a decade. Via Vanti! received a “Very Good” from the New York Times and numerous plaudits for its innovative Italian cuisine, gelato (named “Best Gelato Shop in NY”.) Carla is also a lecturer and curator of the photoblog PostcardsFromTheBoot.com
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