After successful walks of Russian and British influences into Vienna, we turn from east and west to our Southern neighbour, and explore the productive cultural dialogue between Italy and Vienna.
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 walk will be led by urbanist and passionate cyclist Francesco Remonato, originally from the Veneto region, and Eugene Quinn (sadly from Leeds… but 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.
This walk 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: 16-18:30 pm
Duration: 2.5 hours. We walk in every weather.
Meeting point: Minoritenkirche, Minoritenplatz (1010), U3 Herrengasse or Trams: 1, 71, D Burgtheater
Cost contribution: €10 per person. Children 14 or under come free. For the total Walking Week – all 14 tours – you can get a card for just €50 – but not in advance. Just be there on time. No tour is ever sold out, so don’t worry about missing the tour.
Cappo di Cappo: Francesco Remonato (con Eugenio)