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Pieranna Garavaso and Lory Lemke's visit to Pavia and Verona, Italy

April 26, 2023, at 10am

Enjoy this recording of the April 26, 2023 Armchair Traveler Program zoom meeting. Pieranna Garavaso and Lory Lemke, retired professors of philosophy at UMM, took us on an incredible visit to Pavia and Verona, Italy. You will enjoy gorgeous pictures and wonderful information about the history, art, architecture, and current life in Pavia and Verona.

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Experience the beauty and history of Pavia and Verona, Italy

Wed, Apr 26 2023, 10am

Event to be held via Zoom.

Italian-born Pieranna Garavaso and her husband, Lory Lemke, will share images of their recent sojourn in northern Italy for UMRA’s next Armchair Traveler program on Wednesday, April 26, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom.

Here is a preview of the program as described by Garavaso and Lemke, both members of UMRA:

“We spent two months in Pavia and Verona in the fall of 2022. Pavia is a town of 70,000-plus inhabitants, south of Milan, where Pieranna taught a course at Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (the University School for Advanced Studies). This part of the presentation will highlight the remarkable quantity of art we saw in Pavia’s churches, the castle of the Visconti family who reigned over the town in the past, and the famous Certosa di Pavia, a church and monastery in the outskirts of the town. 

“The second part of our presentation will be on our holiday season in Verona, now the fourth most visited city in Italy after Rome, Venice, and Florence. Pieranna was born and raised in Verona until she emigrated to the United States in 1980. The pictures and information we will share on Verona come from our many trips there over the years, in particular its Roman monuments, museums, and churches.” 

There will be 15–20 minutes after the presentation for questions, comments, and discussion. The Zoom link for the meeting will be emailed to all UMRA members the week of April 17. I hope you can join us.

—Lynn C. Anderson, Armchair Traveler program chair 


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