May 18, 2015

"Ciao, Napoli" Author and Culture Night at Casa Belvedere

Join Us For Author and Culture Night 
at Casa Belvedere
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (7:00 PM)

Ciao, Napoli: A Scrapbook of Wandering in Naples Authored and Presented by Antoinette Carone 
Photography Presentation by Jim Mauro
When Antoinette Carone and her husband hatched a plan to relocate to Naples, Italy, they had no inkling that every trip to the market would be a sojourn dating back as far as 2500 years. In this book and in her presentation this evening, she shares their remarkable experience roaming the streets of Naples and beyond on a trail of history as colorful as it is far-reaching.
From the famous tableau of time standing still in Pompeii to vestiges of Napoleon's brief tenure in town, Ciao, Napoli: A Scrapbook of Wandering in Naples is a delightful trip that is ideal reading for anyone who loves a voyage, on land, on sea, or over long stretches of time. With evocative descriptions and photographs, the travelogue charts the couple's gradual immersion in the culture, and how they became utterly swept up in the layers of history that can be found on every corner or on any venture outside the city proper.
Exploring traces of earlier times, she surmises that many things may have roosted in the fabled city, but few ever really leave. Similarly, the author finds her own time there indelibly etched in her mind's eye, and now enthusiastically shares her sense of discovery of Naples, then and now.
We invite you to come meet and hear this most talented writer and learn all about the real Naples. You will be immersed in the culture of this fabled place just as she did.
Donation: $20pp
Refreshments will be provided.

The book will be available for sale and signing by author.

Kindly RSVP in advance so that we can plan accordingly.
Call (718) 273-7660 or E-Mail

Parking lot available directly across the street at Notre Dame Academy
The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere
79 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301