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Italian Club

CLUB CURRENTLY FULLY SUBSCRIBED

 

Enjoy illustrated talks about Italian life and culture and after meetings socialise with fellow members. No need to speak Italian.

Time: 2nd Friday of each month, 12.00 to 2.00pm (October to April)

Venue: see listings in 3Ls Common Room or on 3Ls website

Annual subscription: £10

 

Italian Club Programme 2017-2018

 

Contact Details:

Anne Cairns (Secretary)

peter.cairnsburke@btinternet.com

 

 

Imperial Rome

Festa Natale, 2017

We decided to hold  an in-house Festa Natale in December, which was well attended.

Members enjoyed a challenging quiz, compiled by Sandra Raftery, to whom we offer grateful thanks. Extra treats were provided in the form of Prosecco, crisps and slices of delicious Panettone.

As usual, our members were very generous with raffle  prizes and our raffle concluded a very  successful Festa, with the proceeds being donated  to the President’s charity.

Jenny Macintyre

President

 

Italian Club Holiday to Lucca – 2017

On 14th June, 16 members and friends from the Italian Club met to enjoy a week’s holiday in the beautiful city of Lucca.  Several group meals and activities were organised, leaving folk free time to explore or relax.

We were privileged to be led on a walking tour of Lucca’s architecture and sculptures by a knowledgeable local guide, featuring the old Roman Amfiteatro and city walls and discovered why Lucca boats so many beautiful churches!

Florence was visited, with tours of the Uffizi and Galleria dell’Accademia, plus a walking tour.  Pistoia and Barga were favourites too.

One evening we attended a concert in an old church, converted into a performance venue with excellent acoustics where arias from Puccini’s operas were sung by professional singers, after which we had an excellent meal in Ristorante Undici Undici – fabulous name!

Puccini lived and worked in Lucca so we visited his birthplace museum with its musical scores and costumes, then admired statues of Puccini and Boccherini in the nearby square.

The old Roman city walls offered a popular venue for walking cycling and running, affording panoramic views of the city and the surrounding countryside.

A highlight of the holiday was enjoying the very tasty local food and wine, in temperatures in the high twenties – and visits to every gelateria in Lucca!

The holiday was enjoyed in great company, with much laughter! Roll on 2019 and our next holiday!

Jenny Macintyre

President

 

Festa Natale – 9th December, 2016

Ristorante Qua welcomed 46 members of the Italian Club for the annual Festa Natale.

We enjoyed fine dining, fine wines and fine liqueurs – and of course great company! The Qua staff were attentive, helpful and humorous!

The Italian Club committee sends Buon Natale and Buon Anno greetings to all our members.  Auguri!