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      Montreal’s Italian Week 2015 – Day Seven

      Aug. 13, 2015

      Montreal’s Italian Week makes one last stop this evening before setting up camp for its final three days in Little Italy.

      At Wilfrid-Bastien Park in St-Leonard, at the corner of Lacordaire and Robert streets, a parade of Fiat cars and live entertainment is on the agenda. The live show gets underway at 7:30PM. Tonight’s line up includes music by Mike Melino, Leo Arnone and Simona De Rosa.

      Italian-born singer Leo Arnone will also be performing in Little Italy on Friday at 9:30PM on the 
Loto-Quebec Stage and on Saturday at 6:00PM on the Shamrock Stage.

      Across the street at the Leonardo da Vinci Centre in St-Leonard (8370 Boulevard Lacordaire), Professor Matteo Soranzo from McGill University will give a free lecture on the history of Naples from the rise of Alfonso the Magnanimous to the fall of Ferrandino, with a particular emphasis on the political and cultural features of the Aragonese Kingdom. The lecture will focus specifically on the revival of ancient art in the renovation of Castel Nuovo and the Pontano chapel, together with the rebirth of literatures at the court of Castel Capuano and at the academy of Giovanni Pontano, the royal secretary. The lecture will be in Italian and starts at 7:30PM.

      Also at the Leonardo da Vinci Centre, an art exhibit featuring works by local Montreal artists with origins in Campania, Italy, continues until Sunday. The exhibit is open daily from 1:00PM to 5:00PM.

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