Venice - The Most Improbable of Cities

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Tuesday, February 25th. 7:00pm - 9:00pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. REGISTER NOW. Venezia is Queen of the Adriatic, La Serenissima, mercantile and maritime Republic of 1,000 years, a vast museum, a triumph of human will over Nature, once a beehive of espionage, the luxury & pleasure capital of Europe, the mecca of extraordinary personalities and zenith of all Grand Tours ... yet even today, Venice remains in many ways, an enigma.

Come explore Venice’s complexities and seeming contradictions as we discover some of its many secrets and celebrate the city of myth, mystery, might and majesty that has captured the imagination of dreamers and travelers alike for hundreds of years.

Our lecturer, Carla Gambescia, is the author of the award-winning book La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A-to-Z. Also a marketing executive, former restaurateur and avid traveler; she created the Giro del Gelato bike tour, winner of OUTSIDE Magazine’s Best Trip in Western Europe.

Refreshments and a light reception will be served.

SOURCE: Casa Belvedere

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