Planning Travel to Italy Zoom events
Announcing our ongoing series of free talks about travel in Italy. Locations and topics will change, but there will always be a focus on providing information about cities, regions, cultural events and traditions in Italy.
May 17 (Wednesday) 6:30pm HST - Rome
Multi-layered Rome can be complex and exhausting but it can also be visited and appreciated in a more relaxed and thoughtful way. Join Trina and her guide colleague Rainer Metzger as they discuss their recommendations for planning travel to the Eternal City. They'll provide recommendations for off-the-beaten-track sites as well as strategies for visiting those most likely on everyone's list. Whether you've been to Rome before, or are planning a first-time visit, join them to hear their recommendations for maximizing your time and experiences in the city once referred to as the Caput Mundi (the head of the world).
June 14 (Wednesday) 6:30pm HST - Piemonte
This region should be on every food and wine lovers list of places to visit. Abutting the Alps (Piemonte literally means "foot of the mountains"), this region features wines like Barolo, Barbaresco, and Asti Spumante. While Alba, famous for white truffles, is the birthplace of the Slow Food Movement. Perhaps best known for its shroud, Torino (Turin), was the seat of the Kings of Italy and served as the capitol of the newly unified country. Join Trina as she takes us on a tour of this beautiful, historic and less-traveled region in the far northwest of Italy
Trina Kudlacek has been a professional tour guide in Italy for the 15 years. Working primarily in northern Italy, she has also lived and traveled in Sicily. Trina has guided for Rick Steves Europe since 2006 and recently began organizing her own small group tours through Guided By.
Zoom sessions will include a 30 minute prepared talk with time for questions after.
Zoom link will be provided after registration.
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Join our membership so you can attend this special event! All Italy lovers are welcome!
INSTRUCTOR: Iolanda Marinelli is originally from Naples, Italy and holds a Laurea Magistrale (M.A.) in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, and a Teaching Certification in English Secondary Education from Italy Department of Education. In 2006 she made Hawai’i her home. Here she began to teach Italian at Saint Anthony School in 2016, and in 2017 she completed her Hawaii Certification as Substitute Teacher K-12. She continued to teach Italian for the After School Malama Program at Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School, and Kailua Elementary School. Iolanda also served three terms on the Board of Directors of the Hawai’i Association of Language Teachers as Italian Representative. She has recently resigned from the Hawaii Department of Education and started a new job in Contracts with the Naval Base, Pacific Command. She brings her experience working with children and adds fun to the Italian classes.
Learn Italian through children's books! We are all children when we learn a language. Every week prior to class, you will review assigned textbook sections from Prego as well as a passage from a children's book. In class, we will do some book exercises and use the children's book passage to converse while applying grammar.
LEARNING APPROACH: These courses focus on conversation. Students review assigned grammar and exercises at home ahead of time, so class time is used to clarify questions, do a couple of exercises, and especially read and speak together.
"Prego!" 6th Edition, available online for $5 and up (used). Other editions are fine to use as well, but you may have a hard time finding correspondent pages.
PARKING: First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Highway, Honolulu. Abundant free parking on site.
NOTE:*All students must be members, no guests are allowed, not even for Dual members. The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.
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