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Wine in Italy
Saturday, September 25, 2021
12:00–2:00 p.m. (CDT)
Join Sentieri and our Umbrian connection, Stefania Belli, as we learn of wine’s origins and the cultivation of vines in Mesopotamia and Egypt — and then move on to Greek civilization, the Etruscans and the Romans. Discover the Bacchanalias and ancient festivals connected to wine. We’ll also look into various artistic offerings like poetry, literature, painting and sculpture that are dedicated to wine — and eventually arrive in our own time, with film and songs. We’ll also study the various phases of wine production, different types of vineyards and share some secrets of sommeliers, and lastly, we’ll finish with a virtual toast!
Stefania Belli is the director of an institute for Italian language and culture, La Lingua La Vita. Ms. Belli is a graduate of Language and Foreign Literature of the IULM University of Milan. She founded La Lingua La Vita more than 30 years ago, spurred by a love and passion for languages as an expression of a people, their traditions and history, and ultimately, as treasures that recount the evolution of society and the adventures of individuals. In addition to teaching and creating courses and cultural programs for La Lingua La Vita, she has taught in the U.S. at Penn State University, La Scuola Italiana in New York City and La Lingua La Vita in Long Beach, California.