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Digital Events

Enjoy a variety of online and digital content so you can continue experiencing Italian culture and heritage while enjoying our programs from home!

Fellini and The Adventures of Pinocchio

This one-hour virtual lecture commemorates Fellini’s hundredth birthday (January 20, 2020) by focusing on the archetypical presence of Pinocchio in his films. The presentation will include images and several clips from Fellini’s films that aim to show elements of what could be termed the “Pinocchio effect” or the so-called Peter Pan syndrome in contrast to the “eternal child”. From his first film, Lo sceicco bianco (White Sheik, 1952), to his last, La voce della luna (The Voice of the Moon, 1990), many of Fellini’s main characters struggle to cast off the shell of adolescence, and aspire to affirm the eternal child.

Date: Tuesday, December 15

Time: 7:00pm

Duration: 1 hour

Platform: ZOOM. Please RSVP your attendance to cultural@villacharities.com. Limited engagement.

Storia Della Notte with Violante Binazzi

Enjoy a collection of classic Italian bedtime stories and fairy tales, narrated by Violante Binazzi. Stories are suitable for children ages 3 and up.

Story #1 – A Me Gli Occhi by Maria Loretta Giraldo & Nicoletta Bertelle

Story #2 – Riccioli d’oro e i tre orsi by Xavier Deneux


My Secret Venice with Sebastiano Bazzichetto

Italian Heritage Month may be over, but you can still enjoy our popular four-part video series, “My Secret Venice with Sebastiano Bazzichetto.” Embark on a cultural and visual journey and travel to grand Venetian houses, museums, and lesser-known enchanting places of Venice that will be sure to leave you spellbound.

Episode 1 – Palazzo Rezzonico

Episode 2 – Palazzo Ca’ Sagredo

Episode 3 – Palazzetto Pisani

Episode 4 – Palazzo Labia

For more information on our Digital Events, please contact cultural@villacharities.com or call 416-789-7011 ext. 248.