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Attenzione Amici Date Changes July



 

Almalfi CoastGIOIA ITALIAN ART AND PRODUCTS
always opened by appointment in Los Gatos.
Call Kathy
 408.640.6628 or
Contact at kathywinkelman@gioiacompany.com.
And always at your disposal online at www.gioiacompany.com


RSVP by return email or call 408.640.6628 or contact Kathy at kathywinkelman@gioiacompany.com

GIOIA ALWAYS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT

And always available for your convenience online at www.gioiacompany.com
 
Shop now at Gioia Italian Piazza Experience...
for yourselves, and for those special occasions.
 
 

Attenzione Amici
Evening "Beat the Traffic"! 

Festa Gioia Wednesday July 26
Limoncello Thursday July 27!


 

Traffic to the beachAs many of you know, the summer beach traffic is prohibitive when trying to come to Los Gatos. SOOOO ...

We have decided to change the Limoncello Class to Thursday, July 27 and I will have a Wednesday open house for all of you who want to shop Italian style for weddings, birthdays, and yourselves in the evenings. We will still be open on Saturday, July 29, but there will be no limoncello class on Sunday. Please see the calendar below.

Il traffico is something the Italians also deal with.  What do Italians do in a traffic jam? They normally do not stay in one line but fill in every empty space that exists. They do this in the car and also on foot. Have you experienced this on your travels to Italy? The few times that I drove a car in this situation I chose a cute yellow Cinquecento car and followed the driver. If he went left, I went left, and when he went right, I followed to the right, staying close upon his tail to get through the traffic jam. I am also guilty of parking on the sidewalk in front of our hotel as this was the only way I was going to unload the luggage! No one looked at me strangely. The summer attracts many tourists, and the locals are accustom to the traffic. They do not follow the traffic laws when trying to get somewhere, because the laws are not enforced!

PortofinoI prefer to beat the traffic in the beautiful coastal cities of Italy by taking the boat! Have you been to Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure on the Ligurian Sea near Genoa and Cinque Terre? The traffic comes to the small harbor, but it is boat traffic. The best time to visit Portofino is spring and fall. The ferry boats will run from April thru September, but we have been able to take a ferry up until November 1st. If the weather permits they will usually keep working!

http://www.destination360.com/europe/italy/portofino/ferries

In Italy they also have a terrific rail service. If you are staying in Santa Margherita Ligure, the rail line is convenient and beautiful. Fhe Five Cities, Cinque Terre can be a day trip. httpp://cinqueterre-travel.com/cinque_terre/

PitcherWhen we arrive at our destination after being in the traffic and all the stress … nothing is better than an ice cold limoncello and dark chocolate cake! Here is a good recipe. http://latavolamarche.blogspot.com/ I will make this for Festa Gioia in July.Come to the Festa and join us to make limoncello!!


Our Limoncello Class is Thursday July 27th. Join us For Festa Gioia on July 26. See calendar below for details.

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Gioia is always open by appointment, Contact Kathy 408-640-6628.

 

Calendar

JULY

Festa Gioia July
Celebrate summer with us and enjoy a WEDNESDAY BEAT THE TRAFFIC WINE AND LIGHT DINNER. Our wonderful Summer Luncheon Italian Shopping Experience on Saturday at Gioia. Please see below and RSVP!
Festa Gioia
 BEAT THE TRAFFIC EVENING
Summer Dinner and Shopping Experience
Date: WEDNESDAY ,July 26 
Time: 6 PM TO 9 PM
Place: 16395 Roseleaf Court L.G.
RSVP: 408-640-6628

Festa Gioia SUMMER LUNCHEON AND SHOPPING
Date: Saturday, July 29
Time: Noon to 6 p.m.
Place: Gioia, 16395 Roseleaf Court, Los Gatos      
RSVP Kathy: 408-640-6628

Limoncello Making Class at Gioia
Lemoncello MakingEnjoy an Italian Limoncello Making experience at Gioia and our meal will be all about lemons and oranges.  Spend the evening with Valentina Cirasola of Puglia, Italy. Click here for more info about Valentina: https://www.facebook.com/valentinadesigns or click here to access a flier with more information about her.
Date: CHANGE OF DATE THURSDAY, JULY 27TH
Time: CHANGE OF TIME 6 PM TO 9 PM
Place: 16395 Roseleaf Court, L.G.
RSVP Kathy 408-640-6628
What to Bring: 
  • Spirit of an Italian Adventurer
  • 8 fragrant lemons or oranges
  • 1 peeler
  • 34 oz. Everclear or Vodka...
  • Container to hold the mixture and rinds with tight lid
Click here to obtain a flier listing what to bring.

ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION EVENTS
They host many Italian Cultural Events each month:
For more information click this link: http://www.iahfsj.org/#!events/cfvg
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Italian Family Festa  August 26 and 27th, 2017 in San Jose, California:
Click this link for more information: https://www.italianfamilyfestasj.org/

UPCOMING ...

CapriFestivals for Ferragosto ...
UPCOMING Festivals for Ferragosto ...
Italian Cultural Society Sacramento Festival
Date: August 5 and 6
For more info click http://festaitalianasac.com/festa-italiana.html


San Francisco Italian Athletic Club Festa Coloniale
Date: August 19
For more info click http://www.sfiac.org/calendar/details?event_id=31184699


ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION SAN JOSE
Italian Family Festa San Jose
 August 26 and 27th, 2017 in San Jose. for more info
:https://www.italianfamilyfestasj.org/

LITTLE ITALY FOUNDATION SAN JOSE
STREET FESTIVAL 2017 SUNDAY OCTOBER 1ST IN LITTLE ITALY SAN JOSE

This event is a FUNraiser for continued efforts to build a museum and cultural center.
The growing Little Italy San Jose Area is in downtown San Jose near the San Jose Arena and Guadalupe Park THEY INVITE YOU TO JOIN THE EFFORTS. Check out the projects and follow the news by clicking this link. http://www.littleitalysj.com/

Click here for the Pasquale Esposito Italian Tenor 2017 Tour Schedule 
 

GIOIA ITALIAN ART AND PRODUCTS always opened by appointment in Los Gatos. Call Kathy 408.640.6628 or Contact kathywinkelman@gioiacompany.com

And always at your disposal online at www.gioiacompany.com

 

TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES 2017!! Save the Dates!!


Casa Ida Vietri sul MareCAMPANIA

Thinking of staying in the Vietri sul Mare region? Here is a B & B owned by one of our friends in Italy, check it out.  
CASA IDA Historic House Rental & B&B Italy
Campania, near Vietri sul Mari, 
Cava Dei Tirreni, Campania, Italy
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SORRENTO
Sorrento and CapriITALY FOR THE SPRING
Sorrento Emotions and Dreams
Italian Specialist and Local Residents
Luxury, tailor made vacations
Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Isle of Capri and all of Italy
Enjoy holidays, short breaks, weddings, honeymoon, dining, cooking, shopping, scuba diving, water activities, coastal excursions with personal crew.
Contact Signore Tonino Pepe,pepetonino2@gmail.com, and tell him Gioia Co. sent you.




PUGLIA
Puglia, Italy

Puglia, Italy with Valentina
Fall 2017.
Travel through the Puglia region
A step into real Puglia with Valentina,author, designer, artist and native
valentinadesigns@comcast.net




UMBRIA/TUSCANY-- Right on the border


Vacation at Le Selve, an Agriturismo!  Contactinfo@gioiacompany.com or 408.640.6628 for a special introduction to the owner. Sleeps six or 12. Two stories. Separate units. Beautiful view. Organic olive grove. Walking trails. Full kitchen. Swimming pool.


FlorenceFLORENCE TOURS WITH CHRISTINA MIFSUD
Multiple tours available from Christina Mifsud from Florence. For more details on the various opportunities, click here.


ITALIAN CULTURAL CENTER SACRAMENTO
This club offers ongoing tours in Italy especially their Thanksgiving trips. Check them out here and tell them Gioia sent you! http://www.italiancenter.net/

See you soon...

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Katherine Winkelman
Gioia Company LLC
408.640.6628
www.gioiacompany.com

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