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Please join us for a presentation and discussion on Rome with the Dante Society of Westerly! The lecture will take place in the library's Auditorium on the second floor.

Join presenter Ashley Turney as she takes you on a virtual journey around Rome! While it is virtually impossible to cover more than 2000 years of history in a single evening, even a small taste of the magnificence of Rome is better than nothing. Learn about the Eternal City’s rich history, art, culture and food. Like archeologists we will dig into what makes this city so unique through tales of its illustrious past and learn about the importance of an ancient city in a modern world. It is my home away from home and I can’t wait to share it with you.

Relying on her 25 years of experience living, working and studying in Italy, Ashley introduces guests to the beauty of the Italian lifestyle through art, history, food and wine. Her passion is planning trips to Italy with her guests in mind. She arranges experiences of a lifetime – hot air balloon rides over Tuscany, private shopping tours of Florence, celebratory dinners in a medieval monastery, horseback riding, after hours visits of Saint Mark’s Basilica or the Sistine Chapel. For those who cannot make it to Italy, Ashley loves nothing more than bringing la dolce vita to them here in the States. She publishes a blog twice a week, inviting her readers to be inspired and dream about that trip that they will take someday, which you can find here:

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