Travelogue Series: ‘The Joys of Italy’ with Barbara Gilday at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall

Bellingham resident Barbary Gilday presents a travelogue talk, “From Landscape to Art, Food, Wine and History, Italy is a Joy,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St.

Travel by boat on Lake Como where the wealthy Milanese had their vacation villas. Hike the Dolomite Mountains, once part of Austria. Be amazed by the 5,000-year-old Bronze Age man Otzi.

Visit the holy places of Sienna and Assisi and see St. Catherine of Sienna’s home, and St. Francis of Assisi’s tiny church, now enshrined in a huge cathedral. Marvel at the art of Michelangelo, Bellini, Raphael and others in Florence and elsewhere. Walk in stunning cathedrals throughout the country and other historical buildings of many places, including Rome.

Gilday has lived in three countries on two continents and has traveled to many others in Europe, Africa, and Central America. She delights in getting just the right shot of a memorable location or happening. Enjoy hearing about her travel in Italy with a Rick Steve’s tour in September.

Light refreshments will be served. No need to pre-register. Co-sponsored by Whatcom Museum and by Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department.

Suggested donation is $3; free for museum members. Details: 360-778-8930.