Friday, December 1, 2023

Guest Speaker Nathalie Naim: Is Rome the Next Venice? - January 17, 2024

NB Currently full; waiting list only.
Italian-Canadian Nathalie Naim, who serves as a municipal district councillor in Rome, lives in the Monti neighbourhood and has been fighting the severe impact that mass tourism has had on the historic centre of Rome. Is it being Disneyfied like Venice? Buildings given over to short-term holiday rentals, "convenience" shops selling alcohol at all hours, the loss of retail for ordinary locals, and slack governance and security are some of the issues Nathalie will discuss with us. How can we curb these detrimental changes?

Photo of Nathalie Naim by Fabrizio Troccoli/The Globe and Mail

Eric Reguly, the Globe and Mail's European bureau chief, will moderate this talk in English, French and Italian with Nathalie. Light refreshments will follow.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Residence of CCR members (Via di Villa Patrizi area). Exact details will be sent to registered participants.
Cost: free. As space is limited, current CCR members have priority.
RSVP: ATTN Marielle by Jan. 15.