Join Us for 'A Journey Through Lazio & Campania' Tues. Jan. 29th

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Tuesday, January 29th @ 7:00 PM The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. A journey through Lazio e Campania with Anita Sanseverino. Program Donation: MEMBERS: $15 per person; NON-MEMBERS: $20 per person (cash, check or credit cards accepted). Refreshments and a light reception will follow.

On this evening, Anita will present a short lecture and DVD about the regions of Lazio and Campania, highlighting well known areas such as Rome and Naples, but also lesser known places in those regions such as Viterbo and Civita di Bagnoregio in Lazio, and Sorrento and the Island of Procida in Campania.

In addition, Anita will then use a power-point presentation to illustrate and discuss a private group trip/tour to her favorite place in Italy: Naples. 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 and dirty! The second reason is because none of the people who say this have ever been there!"

She will explain the many reasons why Naples should be on everyone’s travel list. The city is filled with art treasures, churches of magnificent design, fabulous food and those views along Lungomare... the reason it is said “See Naples and Die!!”

She will outline her itinerary and hope to inspire you to join her on a trip to this beautiful treasure-filled city that she knows and loves so well.


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.

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 at Wagner College, SI and are held in various private collections in the U.S., Italy and Argentina.

SOURCE: The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere

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