After the successful tours of Russian and British influences into Vienna, we turn from east and west to our Southern neighbour, Italy, and explore the productive cultural dialogue between Vienna and Italy.
Vienna is a Roman creation, and that exchange of ideas continues to this day, with architecture, ice cream, fashion, SüdTirol, some language and plenty of migrants in both directions. From opera and classical music to literature and restaurants, how can we tell that the Italians have been in our city? And what is the relationship between the Viennese and their Italian migrants?
How are the politics of the two countries playing with each other?
Our lively summer tour will be led by urbanist and passionate cyclist Francesco Remonato, originally from the Veneto region, and Eugene Quinn (sadly from Leeds… butr I studied Italian for a month in Firenze in 1995). We are not scared to talk about cliches, religion, politics, Salvini.. or bad coffee in Vienna.
When we tell people about our concept of a tour of Italian Vienna, they all say, ’Why has nobody done this before? It is such an interesting idea.‘ And indeed the concept has now been copied by a rival Italian tour guide in Vienna, who sees how original and colourful our project will be.
This tour is part of a larger project, the Vienna Walking Week, where we want to show you that it is not necessary to travel to encounter the strange, exciting, dynamic and new. Ci’vediamo.
Date: Wed. 22 Jul, 2020
Time: 11-13:30 pm
Duration: 2.5 hours
Meeting point: Minoritenkirche, Minoritenplatz (1010), U3 Herrengasse or 1, 71, D Burgtheater
Cost: €10 per person