Professor Davide Tanasi Archaeology
Dr. Jonathan Scott Perry Cinema/ History
We strive to present a series of presentations, talks and interactive discussions with an underlying theme of Italy’s influence in the arts and sciences across the centuries and up to our times.
Among topics presented live in Sarasota or on Zoom from locations in Europe:
The “creation of modern science” by Galileo Galilei
Classic Italian film matinees
Archaeological discoveries in the southern Mediterranean Sea
The diet of ancient Sicilians
Panoramas of life and attractions in (a) rural Tuscany and (b) the foothill of the Alps
Growing up in Italy during the waning months of World War II
Live demonstrations of sculpting in Sicily
Italian influence in the Istrian peninsula and Eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea
Presentations of travel books authored by GCICS members.
A key ingredient of Italian culture, present in everyday life, is the country’s rich and diverse cuisine and viticulture. Recognizing this GCICS organizes events led by experts in each field. These include both cooking demonstrations and wine tastings.
Gianni Sessa Sculptor
Leita Kaldi Davis Author
Claudia Zeni Travel