La Dolce Vita University Happy Hour & Italian Cultural Trivia Challenge with Carla Gambescia

presented in partnership with Vermont Italian Cultural Association
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Phoeniz Zoom Channel


What food was considered scandalous if consumed by women in public during the Renaissance?  Why is the Bellini called the Bellini?  How did the Colosseum get its name?

Join Phoenix Books and the Vermont Italian Cultural Association for a La Dolce Vita University Happy Hour & Italian Cultural Trivia Challenge mc'ed by award-winning author and travel writer Carla Gambescia.  Anyone in amore with all things Italian will enjoy this entertaining and informative program where you'll get to test your knowledge and discover surprising fun facts. Even the most sophisticated Italophile will come away with intriguing new insights.

Carla Gambescia is the author La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A to Z and the co-creator of the Giro del Gelato cycling tour which won OUTSIDE Magazine's "Best Trip in Western Europe."  You can also check out Carla's photoblog

About Vermont Italian Cultural Association:  The Vermont Italian Cultural Association (VICA) is dedicated to preserving and sharing Italian culture and heritage. It’s open to anyone interested in Italian culture, arts, language, history, and other aspects of Italian civilization. We sponsor a broad range of activities throughout the year including travel talks and presentations, language groups, art and sculpture exhibits, Italian movies, coffees, luncheons, and bocce socials. For more information please visit:

How to register

Registration is free, but book purchases are welcomed and appreciated--thank you for supporting our author! 

You must register on this page to attend the event. The event will stream on Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom link after registering. If you don't receive a confirmation email after registering today, contact us right away so we can check for problems now.

Purchase a  copy of La Dolce Vita University HERE.   Copies will be available a few days after event.  If you ordered a book for store pick up, we will contact you as soon as it's ready.  If you ordered a book with shipping, please allow an additional 7-10 days for delivery after our event.

If you have signed up for the event and are having difficulty accessing it via Zoom, please contact us via email at throughout the event & will do our best to provide technical support as needed.