Upcoming Events

Upcoming Cultural Events
Italy's secret gem: Friuli Venezia Giulia
4 evenings to discover a surprising, little-known part of Italy
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Get off the beaten path & find an authentic way of appreciating Italy! Patrizia Pietroniro will guide you through her beloved region.

Join us for the next 2 evenings in English via ZOOM:


JUNE 24 & 29, 2021

from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm PDT

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Admission: FREE for Dante Society's members -  Lump-sum of $10/2 episodes for non-members

Become a member! Annual membership: $30.00 – See membership benefits here

To register and receive the Zoom link: RSVP here or send an email to info@dantesocietybc.ca

To make your e-transfer email to: info@dantesocietybc.ca

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1. THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2021 - CLOSED

Explore Friuli’s complex history through its UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the ancient Roman city of Aquileia & early Christian art, Cividale & the Longobards, the Renaissance star city of Palmanova. You will be enthralled by intriguing medieval castles & villages, celebrated Venetian art & 18th century architecture.


From the Alps to the high Adriatic Sea, enjoy tourist routes through amazing landscapes, the Friulan culture & language, hybrid cuisine, San Daniele Prosciutto, the mosaic school of Spilimbergo with its well-known artworks, and the strong bond between Canada & Friuli: 1976 earthquake, emigration, the Fogolârs Federation of Canada.

3. THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2021

In the Alpine foothills & among some of the best white wine-producing estates in Italy, discover the city of Gorizia, the 2025 European Capital of Culture at the crossroads of the Italian, Slavic, and Germanic cultures, and with its massiveWorld War I memorials & itineraries. And much more...!

4. TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2021

Mixing Italian, Austro-Hungarian & Slovenian influences, Trieste preserves its unique border-town culture. Once the great seaport of the Habsburg Empire, its waterfront, neoclassical architecture & mix of religions, languages & cuisines preserve the real magic of this place. Do not forget its top attractions: Miramare Castle, Grotta Gigante (the world’s largest tourist cave), Barcolana (the world’s largest sailing regatta), the ancient Roman amphitheaterhistorical cafés, gathering places for intellectuals such as Italo Svevo, James Joyce, Umberto Saba & Claudio Magris.


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If you would like to propose an event,

please contact our

Cultural Events Coordinator,

Dr. Arianna Dagnino

at aridag@me.com

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To know more about our cultural program,

check all our past events here.