Italy's secret gem: Friuli Venezia Giulia
Time & Location
About the Event
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 last 2 evenings in English via ZOOM
DATE: June 24 & 29, 2021
TIME: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (PDT)
FREE EVENTS for members of the Society
Lump-sum of $10/4 episodes for non-members
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After an extensive career in tourism & teaching, Patrizia Pietroniro relocated to Vancouver.
As a passionate Italian tour guide, she is excited to show you the beauty & the secrets of her homeland region, Friuli Venezia Giulia, and share its top picks with you. For more info: linkedin.com/in/patriziapietroniro
THE 4-EVENING PROGRAM
1. 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 Renaissancestar city of Palmanova. You will be enthralled by intriguing medieval castles & villages, celebrated Venetian art & 18thcentury architecture.
2. JUNE 10, 2021 - CLOSED
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. 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 massive World War I memorials & itineraries. And much more...!
4. 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. Its many attractions, such as the Miramare Castle, the ancient Roman amphitheater & historic cafés, await!