DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY of WASHINGTON
The Rebirth of the Villa from the Medici to Palladio
(English Meeting, Live)
WEDNESDAY MAY 10, 2023
St. Clement’s Church
1501 32nd Ave S., Seattle 98144
6:00 DOORS OPEN FOR ANTIPASTI
Claudio Mazzola will speak about the rebirth of the villa from the Medici to Palladio. He will analize how the modern idea of the villa developed first in the early Renaissance, in Tuscany, with the idea of the farm villa. Later, mainly around Venice, many architects developed the concept of the “Villa da diletto” or villa for fun. We will discuss how these villas, mostly used by the wealthy families of Venice, were structurally different from previous villas.
Claudio Mazzola has been a regular speaker at Dante meetings over the years, presenting particularly on Italian Film. He received his “Laurea” in English from the University of Milan in 1981. He also received a degree in cinema studies from the City University of Milan. Claudio went on to receive a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Washington in 1986. His area of expertise is Contemporary Italian fiction and Italian Cinema. He has published a number of articles on those topics. He has also published a reader for third year students entitled Racconti Regionali (Prentice-Hall, 1990) and a second year grammar book, Insieme (McGraw-Hill, 1995). Before joining the University of Washington he taught at the University of Michigan, Vassar College and the College of the Holy Cross.
Dinner will be prepared by a select “Pre-Dante-Pasta” Chef and is $8./person. Please MAKE A RESERVATION by May 8.
Bring antipasti, dolci and/or vino to share!
Anyone with known recent exposure to or symptoms of COVID should not attend. Masking is encouraged but optional.
Hope to see you at this final meeting of the Dante season!
OTHER ITEM OF INTEREST:
Host Families Wanted!!
Edventours is bringing 8 Italian High school students to Seattle for 4 weeks this summer. (June 24-July 22nd) They are looking for host families for the students. Host families will share their American life and culture with a teen while simultaneously learning firsthand from an Italian about life in Italy. Lifelong bonds and friendships usually occur from these exchange experiences. Families get paid $200 per week to host to help offset the cost of food/gas. Host families can be empty nesters, single parents, parents with young children or teens, etc. It’s a very rewarding opportunity for the students and the families as well. The website is edventours.com. Anyone interested in more information is encouraged to email Nicole Zahour, firstname.lastname@example.org