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Norwalk Public Library To Screen 'Palio' For Italian Movie Night

Norwalk Public Library will host Italian movie night with a showing of "Palio," a documentary on the annual bareback horse race in Siena, Italy.
Norwalk Public Library will host Italian movie night with a showing of "Palio," a documentary on the annual bareback horse race in Siena, Italy. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- The Norwalk Public Library will host Italian movie night with a showing of "Palio," a documentary on the annual bareback horse race in Siena, Italy.

It will be Thursday, Feb. 18 from 6-8 p.m. It is free.

It is presented by Vini, Vitti, Dici.

Sometimes referred to as "Renaissance Rollerball," the Palio is a competitive tradition, dating to the 16th century, which takes place in the Piazza del Campo in Siena in July and August.

The film, in Italian with English subtitles, captures the intense rivalry, the danger, passion and partisanship of the jockeys representing various city districts.

Admission is free, but RSVP to clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org, to ensure there are enough seats to accommodate everyone.

"Vini, Vitti, Dici: Wines, food and conversation Italian style!" is a local salon dedicated to the exploration of "la vita dolce" for Italo-philes, oenophiles and foodies alike.

Now in its third year in Norwalk, VVD hosts a weekly "caffe' e conversazione" for intermediate to advanced speakers of Italian at the Library on Saturday mornings.

Contact Pat Tinto, founder and president for more information, at PatTinto1@gmail.com.

The Norwalk Public Library is at 1 Belden Ave., Norwalk.

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