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Speaker 4/15/21
Italy’s Third Golden Age

April 15 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Carla Gambescia

Italy’s Third Golden Age
Carla Gambescia


Carla Gambescia, one of Il Cenacolo’s all-time favorite speakers, returns to us after her thrilling two-part series in December about the rise and fall and rise of Venice. This time her subject is yet another spectacular Italian efflorescence.


Italy is the only country to give the world not just one but three Golden Ages! A fascinating exploration of how Italy rose from the ashes and devastation of WWII to emerge as the world’s “Lifestyle Superpower.” In this presentation, you will discover how Italy transformed from the face of Il Duce to La Dolce Vita and how “Brand Italy” came to conquer the world through passion and excellence in the realms of film, fashion & design, gastronomy & viticulture.


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.” Carla’s passion for Italy began early: with her mother’s love of the Renaissance masters and her father’s discourses on Italian geniuses of every calling. In the ensuing decades, she’s written about and toured every region of Italy on foot or by bicycle. Carla is a former partner in the Ciao Bella Gelato Company; she conceived and co-led the Giro del Gelato bicycle tour which won OUTSIDE Magazine’s “Best Trip in Western Europe”; and, for a decade, owned and operated Via Vanti! Restaurant & Gelateria in Mount Kisco, New York. Via Vanti! received a “Very Good” rating from the New York Times and numerous plaudits for its innovative Italian cuisine, and its gelato was named “Best Gelato Shop in NY”. Carla is also a lecturer and curator of the photoblog


April 15
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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