Puglia – Jill Jones and Aosta Valley – David Woodbridge We had 2 talks this month which contrasted the difference between two areas of Italy, The South East and North West. Jill’s talk centred on two towns Lecce and Bari in Puglia and was illustrated by some superb photographs of scenes of the towns and … Continue reading Aspects of Italy July – Puglia and the Aosta Valley
The Turin Shroud – Ros Martin – Hall, A request had been made by one of our members for some information about this mystical shroud and Ros bravely volunteered to do some research and make a presentation. The Shroud of Turin or Turin Shroud is a length of linen cloth bearing the image of … Continue reading Aspects of Italy June – The Turin Shroud
Aims and Objectives This small, enthusiastic group meets to discuss all aspects of the art, culture and history of Italy and to share experiences of visits there. Group Leader: Dee Batchelor email firstname.lastname@example.org and phone 07702026775 Venue: Community Centre, Cherry Baker Room Time: Fourth Thursday of the Month. 10 am Next Meetings For more information … Continue reading Aspects of Italy
Villas and Gardens around Lucca At our February meeting we had a return visit from Dawn Cummins, this time to speak about gardens in and around Lucca, near to where she has a second home.The area of Tuscany where Lucca is located has over 300 villas and gardens, some of which are located in or … Continue reading Aspects of Italy Feb 2014
MAY 2013 At our May meeting Gordon gave a short presentation on the Amalfi coast (Costiera Amalfitana). The region was first settled in the time of the Roman Emperors Augustus and Tiberius and from the 9th Century became an important maritime trading power. In the Middle Ages Amalfi was controlled by the Principality of Salerno … Continue reading Aspects of Italy May 2013
2013 – 04 At our April meeting, whilst enjoying our coffee break, we watched a short DVD on Florence, no dialogue, just background music and many street scenes together with exteriors and interiors of buildings from the beautiful city which is Florence.
Textile Industry in Medieval Florence At our March meeting Dawn Cummins came to talk to members on the history of the textile industry in medieval Florence. Her knowledgeable talk was illustrated by slides, in the main from historical literature, paintings, etc. but also by churches and buildings in Florence with a link to the medieval … Continue reading Aspects of Italy March 2013
Four Wines from Italy At February’s meeting we were treated to a wine tasting hosted by Michael George, one of our members. First of all Michael gave a short history of the origins of wine which has been produced in the region which is now Italy from before Roman times.
ASPECTS OF ITALY At the meeting on 26th March we had the privilege of welcoming Debra and David Rixon, a local couple, who produce travel films specialising in walks in some of the most beautiful parts in the UK and Europe; they publish under the “Footloose’” title. They opened the meeting by describing how they … Continue reading Footloose in Italy
The Aspects of Italy group’s November meeting had a change of venue and 12.30 on the day saw 20 of our members making their way to The Bella Vista Italian restaurant in Princes Risborough. The manager of the restaurant had put together a “rural” Italian Christmas lunch which was absolutely delicious. The menu: STARTER Antipasto … Continue reading Flavours of Italy