Exploring Italy’s Regional Food & Wine

5 weeks course
in English with Carlo Ellena.

Thu. 6:00 – 8:00 pm 
Dates: June 29, July 6-13-20-27

You’ve seen CNN’s Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, now do it yourself this summer! Instructor Carlo Ellena will be your virtual tour guide through 5 regions of Italy to discover the distinct histories of traditional food and wine of each place. You will also learn tips on traditional recipes and foodie tours, gastronomical trends, restaurants, secrets and vocabulary in Italian. In other words, you’ll be the gastronomic insider on your next trip to Italy!

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Drop-ins to particular classes are allowed. $45. Register online or call our office (301)-215-7885 to reserve and pay by phone.



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.