Discover Liguria: history, food and wine

3 weeks course (online) – in English & Italian with Carlo Ellena.

Thu. 6:00-8:00 pm, Aug. 31, Sept. 7 – 14

An insider’s experience through the Italian Riviera to learn and enjoy the secret riches and the authentic traditions of historic Genoa and the pearls of nature that surround it. The virtual journey is also focused on the historic and geographic reasons that determined the variety of regional Italian food. (Italian/English)



Carlo Ellena

Carlo Ellena was born in the picturesque town of Savona, Liguria also known as the “Palm tree Riviera”. Interested in technological issues, he attended university in Pisa where he studied Artificial Intelligence and received his Masters in computer linguistics and expert systems. Mr. Ellena has been teaching for the Italian Cultural Society (ICS) since 2008 and became a standing board member in 2012. In 2013 Mr. Ellena joined the Subcomittee that regulates and runs the Italian Language School (ILP) at ICS. He is married to Varinia Daza and lives in Bethesda, Maryland. He is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish, and proficient in both French and Portuguese.