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Cultural Tuesdays

Cultural Tuesdays is a series of illustrated talks designed to engage our community on a wide range of topics, spanning from culture, lifestyle, history, cuisine, art and much more. Each month we present a series of events with a specially curated theme. Our next series of lectures will be presented online.

Upcoming Cultural Tuesdays Presentations

April 2021

Niccolò Machiavelli: “The Prince” – Yesterday & Today

Online presentations with David Pantano

This two-part virtual presentation on Machiavelli’s book “The Prince” (Il Principe), aims to make sense of the world we find ourselves living in from the perspective of the Italian tradition. By leveraging the leading strategist of the Italian Renaissance, we will explore examples of practical tools and techniques to survive and prosper in today’s world.

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  • April 20, 7:00pm – Introduction to Niccolò Machiavelli and “The Prince”
  • April 27, 7:00pm – Practical application of ancient Italian wisdom

$5.00 for each virtual presentation


David Pantano is an author specializing in the fields of Western and Eastern spiritual studies. He has contributed to international journals including Gnosis, L’Origine, and Manticore Press. His essays include “The Return of Hermes”, about a contemporary group of Italian practitioners of alchemy and “The Golden Bough”, a study on the Italian roots of Western civilization.

For more information email cultural@villacharities.com or call 416-789-7011 ext. 248