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This fall, The Westdale has partnered with Hot Docs to bring you a series of daytime lectures. Come engage in a variety of topics with dynamic speakers and subject matter experts.

The aim of this course is to travel to six regions of Italy and attempt to virtually unify the country from top to bottom. Very significantly, the voyage begins from the bottom and works its way up the Italian boot: Sicily, Campania, Lazio, Tuscany, Lombardy, and Veneto. Franco will start from a general overview of each region, and then enter the minute details through famous people, landmarks, monuments, and events, that make each diverse, unique, and united.

Franco Gallippi completed his Ph.D. thesis, Calvino: Reader of Leopardi and Galileo, at the University of Toronto in 2007. He was Assistant Professor of Italian at McMaster University in Hamilton, where he taught Italian language, literature, and cinema for four years. He is presently teaching at the Italian Cultural Institute in Toronto and is a public lecturer at Hot Docs. He publishes his work in academic journals in Italy, Canada, and the United States.

  • 6 WEEK COURSE $65  + HST (click on any of the listed dates and you will be given the option to purchase the full course)

For more information about the classes email [email protected]