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A Grand Tour of Italy: Art, Film, Music, Literature, Wine...and more (Naples)

April 02, 2016 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
A Grand Tour of Italy: Art, Film, Music, Literature, Wine...and more!

Joseph Luzzi / Bard College

"You may have the universe, if I may have Italy.“ - Giuseppe Verdi
Anyone who is familiar with Italy-its glorious architecture, epic history, exquisite fine arts, and majestic landscape understands Verdi’s passionate words above. For centuries, Italy has been an irresistible magnet for people from all corners of the world, attracting the most illustrious men and women of every age as well as visitors from every walk of life. Today, it remains a very special  mecca --  uplifting, fascinating, and enchanting all who travel there.
But what is behind Italy’s remarkable appeal? What makes this country such an inexhaustible place of discovery, unforgettable to so many? Award-winning author, teacher, and Italian scholar Joseph Luzzi leads participants on a whirlwind tour of Italy's "greatest cultural hits," as we explore the fascinating world of Italian art, music, film, architecture, literature, and even food and wine! We will learn how Italy has been a "grand tour" travel destination for centuries as we discover the fine art of living  Italian style.

Joseph Luzzi / Bard College
Joseph Luzzi is a Literature and Italian Professor at Bard College, and was previously a Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received the Scaglione Prize for his teaching. He is also the author of the audio course, "The Art of Reading." Professor Luzzi previously taught at Yale University, where he was awarded a Yale College Teaching Prize.


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