THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 | 7:00 P.M. EST (register here for part 1) AND WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 | 7:00 P.M. EST (register here for part 2). During this two-part series, we will celebrate the city of myth, mystery, and majesty that has captured the imagination of dreamers and travelers alike for hundreds of years. Registration fee: $25 per session. Jo...

Presented by award winning author, Carla Gambescia and Allison Scola. September 29th - 7:00 PM EDT. Register for 10 USD. Created specially by La Dolce Vita University to celebrate La Bella Sicilia! Through an engaging Q & A format, we will explore and discover that delicious layer cake of culinary & cultural history that is the dazzling island of S...

August 12 at 7:30pm. Presented by Carla Gambescia. $10. Click here for more info & to register. Il Palio di Siena, a four-day cultural sporting extravaganza, culminates in the world’s most thrilling horse race and takes place twice every summer — on July 2 and August 16. Though canceled this year, you can experience its colorful pageantry virtually...

Join NIAF for A Mangiare: A Cultural History for Foodies, with Author of La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A to Z, Carla Gambescia. Tuesday July 14, 7:00pm EST. Test your knowledge about Italian cuisine while discovering little-known facts and the origin stories behind some of Italian cuisine's most iconic in...

Wednesday June 24, 7:00pm EST. Join NIAF for Italy in Our Hearts and Minds: The Alchemy of Italy with Author of La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A to Z, Carla Gambescia. REGISTER NOW. Be sure to sign up before space runs out! The lecture will also be accompanied by a stunning slideshow. Registration is requi...

One of the world’s greatest museums (and a favorite of mine) is the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. With over three million objects from antiquity, its collection is packed with Roman empire treasures excavated at Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae, including stunning mosaics and colorful frescoes and the fabulous Farnese collection of clas...

May 21 at 7pm. $10. 7:00 PM EDT. Hosted by Westchester Italian Cultural Center. Presented by award winning author, Carla Gambescia. Click here for more info & to register. 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 th...

May 13 at 7pm EDT. $10. Click here for more info & to register. Has anyone demonstrated genius throughout history quite like the Italians? From antiquity to the present, from realms of the arts & sciences to the art of “la dolce vita”, Italians, more than any other people have profoundly shaped our worldview and how we live. Through an engaging int...

Venice is a city of surprises, filled with contrasts and apparent contradictions that, somehow, fluidly coexist. It’s a city of water and of stone, the most pliant and most solid of natural substances. For much of its history Venice has been guided by BOTH church and state and by both honor and profit. And, like the Roman god Janus, Venice has alwa...

Tuesday, February 25th. 7:00pm - 9:00pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. REGISTER NOW. Venezia is Queen of the Adriatic, La Serenissima, mercantile and maritime Republic of 1,000 years, a vast museum, a triumph of human will over Nature, once a beehive of espionage, the luxury & pleasur...