Renaissance Pleasure Palaces

Code: SL32514

Dates: October 13, 2021

Meets: 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: ONLINE

Course Fee: $39.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.

The Renaissance witnessed the revival of the ancient Roman tradition of building sub-urban villas for pleasure and delight. These palaces, owned by the rich & famous of their day became hedonist hubs – veritable Renaissance Playboy mansions. Two of the most beautiful and best preserved of these villas are the Villa Farnesina along the river Tiber in Rome and Mantua’s dazzling Palazzo del Te. Each houses exceptional works of art which serve as testimony to the libidinous appetites of their patrons and opulent revelry that arose within them.
Fee: $39.00

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Carla Gambescia

Carla Gambescia is the author of the acclaimed book La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A-to-Z, a rousing tribute to Italy, Italians and a culture that has contributed so much to the world. The book was the winner of the Silver Prize for “Best Travel Book of the Year 2019” awarded by the North American Travel Journalists Association. A native of Philadelphia, Carla is also a marketing executive, former restaurateur and avid traveler; she co-created the Giro del Gelato bike tour which won OUTSIDE Magazine’s Best Trip in Western Europe.



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