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Marco Polo Explores a Night in Italy!
March 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$40 – $45
Join your fellow travelers and explorers for a night showcasing Italy
We’ll explore recent visits to the Maremma, Puglia, and Sardinia – in pictures!
Art Restoration in Puglia, presented by Holly Marro
Holly traveled through Puglia to participate in an art restoration and conservation workshop – where she helped restore ancient mosaics (see image above)! Hear and see all about her immersive experience in the art, history, food, and culture of this rich region – Italy’s “heel”!
Sardinia – A Festival and Bronze Age History, presented by Tom Tauber
The Italian Island of Sardinia lies in the Western Mediterranean, northwest of Sicily. Every May 1, its capital, Cagliari, celebrates the Feast of St. Efizio, a Roman Christian martyr who supposedly saved the city from the plague in the middle ages. The feast is celebrated with a procession of over 10,000 people from all over the island, dressed in their finest traditional costumes. Earlier history on the island dates back over 3000 years, marked by the stone forts called “Nuragi,” one of which is a UNESCO world-heritage site.
The ancient land of Tuscany – the Maremma, presented by Jill Weber
The Maremma is found in Southern Tuscany, roughly halfway between Florence and Rome, on the Tyrhennian Coast. This land is home to beaches, rocky cliffs, wildlife, wine, Romans, and Etruscans! Jill travels to the region every June for archaeological excavations. Let her share what she has found!
Enjoy socializing with fellow explorers, a meal, and a glass of wine.