Alchemy of Italy

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 

Wednesday June 24, 7:00pm EST

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 millennia.

Join NIAF and Carla Gambescia and explore the special alchemy of Italy and the "cultural DNA" that has made Italy not only so influential, but also so beloved. 

Be sure to sign up before space runs out! The lecture will also be accompanied by a stunning slideshow. Registration is required and it is only $25 to attend. We hope to see you then!


Carla Gambescia is the author of La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A to Z, Silver Prize winner of "Best Travel Book of the Year" awarded by the North American Travel Journalists Association. A regular lecturer on topics of Italian cultural interest, Carla has written about and toured every region of Italy on foot or by bicycle and curates the photoblog Postcards from the Boot. Carla conceived and co-led the Giro del Gelato bicycle tour winner of OUTSIDE Magazine's "Best Trip in Western Europe," and, for a decade, owned and operated Via Vanti! Restaurant & Gelateria in Mount Kisco, NY.

Following Carla's, presentation there will be a brief Q&A session.

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