Wednesday June 24, 7:00pm EST. Join NIAF for Italy in Our Hearts and Minds: The Alchemy of Italy with Author of La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A to Z, Carla Gambescia. REGISTER NOW. Be sure to sign up before space runs out! The lecture will also be accompanied by a stunning slideshow. Registration is requi...

One of the world’s greatest museums (and a favorite of mine) is the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. With over three million objects from antiquity, its collection is packed with Roman empire treasures excavated at Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae, including stunning mosaics and colorful frescoes and the fabulous Farnese collection of clas...

May 21 at 7pm. $10. 7:00 PM EDT. Hosted by Westchester Italian Cultural Center. Presented by award winning author, Carla Gambescia. Click here for more info & to register. 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 th...

May 13 at 7pm EDT. $10. Click here for more info & to register. Has anyone demonstrated genius throughout history quite like the Italians? From antiquity to the present, from realms of the arts & sciences to the art of “la dolce vita”, Italians, more than any other people have profoundly shaped our worldview and how we live. Through an engaging int...

Venice is a city of surprises, filled with contrasts and apparent contradictions that, somehow, fluidly coexist. It’s a city of water and of stone, the most pliant and most solid of natural substances. For much of its history Venice has been guided by BOTH church and state and by both honor and profit. And, like the Roman god Janus, Venice has alwa...

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 & pleasur...

Sunday, February 16, 2020. 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST. House of Italy, 2191 Pan American Rd W, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101. Discover how Italy morphed from the face of Il Duce to the face of La Dolce Vita and conquered the world through passion and excellence in the realms of film, fashion & design, gastronomy & viticulture. The lecture will be led...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere presents: Italian Trivia Night! With Carla Gambescia. Tuesday, Jan 28th, 2020 at 7:00pm. 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. The winner will receive two $500 gift cards for any Ciclismo Classico 2020 cycling and walking tours in Italy and beyond the “Boot”. Join us for a fun interactive even...

Tuesday, Nov 19th, 2019 at 7:00pm Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Register Now!! Italian Geniuses & Colorful Personalities. With Carla Gambescia. Join us for a fun interactive evening led by award-winning author and cultural expert Carla Gambescia exploring Italian geniuses and some of Italy’s most colorful personalities...

Saturday October 12 2019. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. NYC Flatiron, 200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010. $110.00. What is it about Italy? Cultural superpower, yet merely a mountainous Mediterranean peninsula, Italy has exerted an outsized force on Western civilization and the popular imagination over the course of millennia. Discover why and learn about Italian...