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Leslie X.


Annapolis, MD

Member since:

August 3, 2013

What else would you like to tell our group about yourself?

While in Naples, I spent 3 seasons working in Pompeii doing field drawings with the research group, Pompeii Food and Drink as well as one season working with UMD College Park at Stabiae and Pompeii doing field drawings and excavation. In addition I worked with Naples International Archaeological Society of which was president for two years. I am an artist as well. While in Italy, I studied with an Italian "maestro" learning classical Neapolitan style painting. My career path soon veered away from simply architecture and I decided to return to school for a degree in art history. I look forward to returning to Italy to continue both my art and my research.

How did you learn about PIAZZA ITALIA - The Washington, DC Italian Language & Culture MeetUp group?

Doing research for Italian organization in DC area.

What is your favorite Italian book/author, Italian film, Italian song/musician, Italian food, Italian city?

In the Name of the Rose/Umberto Eco, La Dolce Vita, Pucini, Fiori di Zucca, Napoli

How long have you been interested in the Italian Language and why; at what level do you speak Italian; are there any other languages you speak or have an interest in?

6 years, we moved to Italy to accept a position with U.S. Navy, Level 2


After spending five years in Bella Napoli, Italy's siren song haunts me constantly. La dolce far niente.

What Leslie X. is saying about this Meetup Group

See above - the group is fantastic! A really great mix of sophisticated people.

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