Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.
Livestream Watch Now

English Language Meeting – January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

When: January 13, 2021
Speakers: Janet and John Lenart
Topic: Walking Through History in the Veneto
Location: Online

About the Speakers:

Janet (a retired Nurse Practitioner) and John (a retired engineer) moved to Vicenza, Italy in 1994 to work as civilians on a U.S Army post. They lived in the Vicenza community for almost 19 years and then returned to Seattle. They spend every Fall in Vicenza, except when there is a worldwide pandemic.Janet is currently serving as a consigliere on the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington Board.

About the Presentation:

Anywhere you walk in Italy you find history. You generate all sorts of questions about the origin of the sights. If you’re lucky you also find people living in the area who are eager to answer your questions. We will share our enthusiasm for the 52 Tunnels hike, the Dolomites and the city of Vicenza. Then we’ll look back on World War I and II history and recount stories from locals to explain the sights and the impact on people today.

Additional resources:
The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front 1915-1919 by Mark Thompson
War in Val D’Orcia: An Italian War Diary, 1943-1944 by Iris Origo
International Encyclopedia of the First World War https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online…
Strada delle 52 Gallerie, a WWI military mule road https://www.dangerousroads.org/europe…
Centenario della Vittoria – Le 52 gallerie del Pasubio (20 minutes) walks the tunnels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOpBH…
Ricordi dal Monte Pasubio (10 minutes) provides an excellent history. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y56S9…
L’insurrezione in Piemonte https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlCIc…
Bella Ciao. Storia e fortuna di una canzone. https://www.isrn.it/bella-ciao-storia…


January 13, 2021
7:00 pm
Event Category:

2023-2024 Season
Live Meeting COVID Guidelines