The alchemy of italy: a special lecture for italian heritage month
Presented by award winning author, Carla Gambescia and Allison Scola.
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About the Webinar
What is it about Italy? Cultural superpower yet merely a mountainous Mediterranean peninsula, Italy has exerted an outsized force on the world, Western civilization, and the popular imagination over the course of the millennia. Explore the special alchemy of Italy and the “cultural DNA” that has made Italy not only so influential, but also so beloved. An inspiring lecture and virtual photo journey through Italy in which you will discover fascinating insights about the Boot’s long history of resilience. creativity and innovation.
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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