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Carrara: The Marble, The Mountains and The Masters with author Carol Faenzi

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Carrara: The Marble, The Mountains and The Masters with author Carol Faenzi

Time: July 15, 2013 from 12pm to 2pm
Location: Bella Fortuna North
Street: 104 W Main Street
City/Town: Lake Leelanau
Website or Map: http://bellafortunarestaurant…
Phone: 231-994-2400
Event Type: lunch, &, learn
Organized By: Ruth Steele Walker
Latest Activity: Jun 24, 2013

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Carrara has been famous for centuries for its “white gold” and the masterpieces that originated in its illuminated quarries in the Apuan Alps. Its majesty has seduced countless artists and poets who tried to capture its beauty on page, in painting and by sculpture. Join author Carol Faenzi, whose ancestors came from Carrara, on a fascinating visual tour, following in the footsteps of Dante, Canova, Michelangelo, D’Annunzio and John Singer Sargent.    

Carol’s love affair with Italy began when she traveled with her grandmother to their ancestral homeland in Tuscany.   There she learned from her grandmother through stories, cooking and listening to Pavarotti. Years later she traveled to Italy again, taking her grandmother’s journals with her and writing down her stories.  Carol wrote the award-winning book, The Stonecutter’s Aria and the Etruscans

Each Lunch & Learn costs $40 and includes a traditional Florentine lunch and a glass of wine. For reservations call the restaurant at 231-994-2400.  For more information about Michelle and the class visit


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