"Celebrating Naples: A Journey Through History" a presentation by Anita Sanseverino

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The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301 - presents: "Celebrating Naples: A Journey Through History" a presentation by Anita Sanseverino. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Anita Sanseverino will present a lecture and accompanying dvd about the history of Naples and why it should be on the priority list of people travelling to Italy today. Anita says "Naples is the stepchild of Italy!" Why? Because first of all, when you say Naples to most people the first thing they say is, "oh don't go there, it's dangerous." The second reason is because none of the people who say this have ever been there!

Her presentation will focus on the illustrious history of this once royal kingdom going back to her origins as partenope, the greek city which was the beginning of Naples. She will go through history, through the various rulers who occupied Naples and why the unification of Italy might not have been the best thing to happen to the city. Finally, anita will discuss the many reasons why Naples should be on everybody's list, along with Venice, Florence and Rome! The city is filled with art treasures, churches of magnificent design, the views along lungomare - the reason it is said, "see Naples and die!"

She will also present a dvd with photographs of this complex, beautiful, treasure-filled but underestimated city. She hopes it will inspire people who are planning a trip to Italy to include Naples, because if you haven't seen Naples, you haven't really seen Italy !

About Anita Sanseverino

Anita Sanseverino is an award-winning photographer dedicated to the subject of Italy as well as a lecturer and scholar of Italian history and culture. More than 25 years ago, Sanseverino began by photographing New York City - from the charming streets of Greenwich Village, to the soaring Twin Towers and iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Every Sanseverino photograph is suffused with her love of the subject and sense of mission to reveal something previously unseen.

With a passionate eye and studied knowledge of Italy, Sanseverino's photographs uniquely capture the beauty, emotion and character of the country's landscapes, cities, villages and cultural traditions - from the religious devotion of patron saint festivals, the Presepio Napoletano, and the celebrated Carnevale of Venezia to the haunting gnarled olive groves of the Puglia region. In addition to exhibiting her photographs of Italy, Sanseverino's work has expanded to include lecturing about her diverse photographic series. Her lectures offer a broader historical knowledge of traditions and images - sharing a wealth of insight about the political, cultural, social, and economic history that has shaped the country of her heritage.

Sanseverino is a recipient of the Woman of Achievement in the Arts (NJ) and has exhibited her photographs at the 2009 Tuscia Arts Festival in Viterbo, Italy, the Columbus Citizens Foundation and Queens College in New York. She has presented her photographs and lectures about the Presepio Napoletano, Carnevale di Venezia and the region of Puglia at the Italian American Museum , Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, Westchester Italian Cultural Center, the Garibaldi Meucci Museum, Ramapo College, Wagner College and St. John's University as well as at various Italian American organizations throughout the tri-state area. Her work has been featured in BRIDGE-APULIA-USA magazine, highlighting the unique beauty of the Puglia region of Italy. She has been interviewed for various newspapers in the New York City area, and for television and radio programs promoting Italian culture. She was interviewed by Chuck Scarborough on NBC_TV about her exhibit and lecture of the Carnevale di Venezia.

Her recent projects have included dvd presentations featuring her photographs and background information ,set to music, about the Neapolitan Presepio, as well as Carnevale in Venice, and the region of Puglia . She is currently working on another presentation and dvd about various regions in Italy , highlighting her photographs of each region with historical information about each region. She continues to plan future projects which highlight the beauty and wonderful traditions of her ancestral land. Anita Sanseverino's photographs are on permanent display at the Frederick Gallery in Spring Lake NJ and at Wagner College and are held in various private collections in the U.S., Italy and Argentina.

Please reserve in advance for this wonderful program so that we can plan accordingly.

Suggested Donation: $20

Refreshments and light fare will be provided.

Pre-payment is recommended and appreciated. We accept credit cards over the phone.

For any questions or to register for this program, please call 718-273-7660 or
E-mail info@casa-belvedere.org

Parking will be located directly across the street at Notre Dame Academy Elementary School.

SOURCE: Casa Belvedere

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