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Pranzo Vegetariano Fiorentino – Cooking Workshop

You are all invited to make a delicious Vegetarian 3-Courses Meal Florentine style with Chef Marzia Polito, born and raised in Florence, Italy, and a Florentine cuisine expert! This is a perfect way to welcome the Summer Season: a scrumptious...

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Eat, Pray, Love… in Italy! Trip #2

Eat, Pray, Love in Italy is back with a second virtual trip!  Valeria Buldini is excited to take you on another virtual trip to discover the hidden treasures of the Italian Renaissance, visit the most famous balcony in literature, and...

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Eat, Pray, Love…in Italy!

Sunday, April 24 @ 10:00 am PST - From the finest chocolate to majestic Baroque churches and romantic bridges, learn how you can eat, pray, and love across Italy and find inspiration for your next trip! Join Fondazione Italia's very...

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Design and Culture: An Italian Perspective at Musco Center

Saturday, April 23 @ 10:30 am - The Italian Studies Program at Chapman University is presenting Design & Culture: An Italian Perspective, which will be held in person at the Musco Center for the Arts at 1 University Drive, Orange,...

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Easy Homemade Pasta! NO machine needed

Sunday, March 27 @ 10:00 am PST - Fondazione Italia invites you to join Chef Cathy for a fun, hands-on virtual cooking class for all ages where students learn the easiest way to make homemade pasta shapes and an exquisite...

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Creative Engagements with the Venice Ghetto

Sunday, March 6 @ 11:00 am -  Join a FREE  Zoom panel discussion featuring Marjorie Agosín and Margaux Fitoussi, moderated by Katharine Trostel and Amanda Sharick.  The Venice Ghetto: A Memory Space that Travels asks important questions about what lessons...

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Carnevale in Italy: History, Traditions and … Food!

Sunday, February 27 - Join us for a FREE one-hour virtual presentation on one of Italy's many fantastic traditions, il CARNEVALE! During this time of the year, the streets of Italy get crowded with elaborate costumes, colorful masks, animated floats,...

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Discover Recanati and Le Marche Region of Italy

Sunday, February 13 - One of Italy's most beautiful regions 'Le Marche' gets a spotlight thanks to Anna Poeti, the director of Scuola Dante Alighieri, in Recanati, Italy, who will take you on a virtual tour of the Marche region in...

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The Life and Legend of Catterina Vizzani

Thursday, February 17 - Join Prof. Clorinda Donato for a free webinar lecture on the fascinating life of Catterina Vizzani, alias Giovanni Bordoni (1719–1743), who was an Italian woman that became famous after her death for living life as man. The...

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Let’s Make Il Salame di Cioccolato! Cooking Workshop

Sunday, December 19 at 2:00 pm & 3:30 pm PST - Students of all ages are invited to make a delicious chocolate dessert with Italian chef Deborah Dal Fovo! Join us for a free one-hour online cooking class as chef...

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Italian Holiday Traditions & Superstitions – Adults

Sunday, December 5 @ 10:00 am PST - Join Lorena Bignamini for a free one-hour virtual workshops on Italy’s Holiday Traditions, its unique food … and its superstitions! Lorena will explain shared traditions of Northern and Southern Italy as well...

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Let’s Make Gnocchi! Kids Italian Cooking Workshop

Sunday, November 21 at 2:00 pm & 3:30 pm PST - Kids are invited to master the art of making light and fluffy gnocchi with Italian chef Deborah Dal Fovo! Join Deborah for a free one-hour online cooking class as...

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Artemisia Gentileschi: New Perspectives

Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 11 am PST - The Getty Museum recently acquired Lucretia, a newly discovered painting by Artemisia Gentileschi—arguably the most famous Italian woman painter of the 17th century. In this panel discussion, four leading experts on...

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The Silk Tallit: A Story of Jewish-Italian Rediscovery

Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 12:30pm to 1:45pm EST - The Italian Studies Program of Muhlenberg College will host a FREE webinar featuring young Italian entrepreneurs, Dora and Sofia Piperno, entitled: “The Silk Tallit: A Story of Jewish-Italian Rediscovery & Entrepreneurship.”...

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Passeggiando tra ville e giardini… di Lombardia e Veneto

October 29 at 2:00 pm EST - New Series about Botanical Gardens, Villas, and Alpine Lakes presented by the Italian Society of Philadelphia will take you on a free virtual journey with Paola Bottigelli through some of the most beautiful...

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Film Workshop on Dino Risi’s “Il Sorpasso” (The Easy Life)

Sunday, October 24 @ 10:00 am PST - Join Valerio Viale, film expert and screenwriter for a one-hour free workshop as he illustrates for you the double-edged Italian economic miracle represented in Italian director Dino Risi’s masterpiece, Il Sorpasso (1962), a...

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“Italian Food: an object of desire”

Saturday, October 9 at 11:00 am PST - Join Caffè Culturale this for free virtual workshop on Italian Food: An object of desire, a discussion with food enthusiast Cinzia Di Vasta on food preferences, change in recipes and the many routes...

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Teatro Verde presents Virtual Italian Puppet Shows for Kids!

Sept. 25 – Nov. 13, 2021 - Italian Puppet Show for Kids! IL CONTAFAVOLE (Teller of Tales), is a fun and engaging series of online episodes from the beloved Italian children’s theater company, Teatro Verde. This series was created exclusively...

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I Sapori dell’Antichità – Ancient Flavors

Sunday, August 29 @ 10:00 am PST - Join Antonella Gleason for "I Sapori dell'Antichità," a FREE one-hour virtual exploration of the ancient Etruscan and Roman food culture and learn about what Italian cuisine tasted like in the ages before...

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Sex, Drugs, & Opera?

Sunday, July 25 @ 10:00 am PST - Join Dr. Erika Nadir during this one-hour free virtual workshop as she illustrates how Italian opera was the sex, drugs, and rock & roll of its time. Find out what all the...

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