MONTPELIER — Mary Sue Lyons, member of the Vermont Italian Club, will present Italy’s FriuliVenezia Giulia Region: Beautiful, Fascinating and Affordable! on September 14, 6:30 p.m. at Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Lyons will lead a slide show tour of her travels of the most northeast region of Italy that is bordered by Slovenia, Austria and the Adriatic Sea. The Friuli Venezia Giulia region spans a wide variety of climates and beautiful landscapes and is known for its developed economy and being a key link to greater Europe. Its population is now a mix of Italian, Austrian and Slavic cultures.
The presentation is sponsored by the Vermont Italian Club, a non-profit organization committed to discussing, learning, sharing and celebrating the cultural heritage of Italy and Italian-Americans. The club began in 1983 and currently has a about 150 members, primarily in Chittenden County. Lyons hopes this presentation will not only encourage travel to Italy but also generate interest in membership for a greater club presence in Washington County.
According to club president Stephen Baietti, the club hosts an array of events centered on Italian culture such as dances, dinners, operas and renaissance art lectures. All events are free of charge. Baietti says that members plan on hosting more events in and around the Montpelier area. The only requirement for membership is an interest in Italian culture.
For more information on the Vermont Italian Club, visit www.vermontitalianclub.org.
For more information on Mary Sue Lyons’ travel presentation on Sept. 14, please call Kellogg-Hubbard Library at 223-3338 or visit www.kellogghubbard.org.