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The Alchemy of Italy
Monday, May 7 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
A special entertaining presentation for anyone curious about (or already in amore with) Italy and its remarkably rich cultural gifts. Area resident Carla Gambescia, author of La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A-Z — a unique lifestyle compendium of all things Italian: food, wine, history, architecture, art, style, anecdotes, attitude — will explore the special alchemy of Italy and the cultural DNA that has made it not only so influential, but also so beloved. Even the most sophisticated Italophile will discover fascinating new facts and insights.
Carla has written about and toured every region of Italy on foot or by bicycle. She conceived and co-led the Giro del Gelato bicycle tour in Piedmonte, which won Outside magazine’s “Best Trip in Western Europe” and for nearly a decade owned and operated Via Vanti! Restaurant & Gelateria in Mount Kisco, New York. La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Insider’s Guide to Italian Culture is the natural outgrowth of my work in the restaurant and boutique travel industries, as well as a lifelong love affair with the land of my ancestors.