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Ring in the New Year January 2018


20% discount on jewelry over $50

Venetian masks and giftsGIOIA 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


And always available for your convenience online at www.gioiacompany.com
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for yourselves, and for those special occasions.

Buon Anno 2018! 

Celebrations Continue at Gioia!

Buon Anno 2018 and a continued hChristmas in Veniceoliday season in Italia. There are many things I love about the Italian culture and one of them is the continued celebrations in Italy. After a traditional Christmas on December 25th, the Italians celebrate the feast of Santo Stefano with continued merriment in the streets, churches, and homes. Saturday, January 6th is the Feast of the Kings, a memorial of their visit to baby Jesus or the Epiphany. La Befana, who missed traveling to visit the child, is thought to continue to travel the world in her search, bringing gifts that are meant to continue to celebrate the birth of Jesus to children everywhere. (Click here to learn more about La Befana and the Epiphany: https://www.tripsavvy.com/la-befana-and-epiphany-in-italy-1547307)

Venetian maskShortly after, on January 27, the city of Venice will host the grand opening of the Carnevale Season. Venice is one of the most artistic historical cities I have been to. Of course, I love the Venetian mask art but there is also fine lace making in Burano and incredible unique Murano glass blowing. In addition, during Carnevale there are some special exhibits. Here is one that I would attend as I love Canova as a sculptor. (Click for more information about the Canova Exhibit: http://www.where-venice.com/events/exhibition-canova-hayez-cicognara-last-glory-venice/Venice Carnevale events take place this year from 27 Jan 2018 - 13 Feb 2018 in Venezia

Here are some links for you to enjoy Venice with a glass of wine or a cup of tea. Carla Venetian Mask

The festivities begin January 27th on the water at six and eight p.m. shows. The first night it finishes at ten p.m. with the Parade of Boats(click this link): http://www.carnevale.venezia.it/en/event/festa-veneziana-on-the-water-first-part/?date=2018-01-27_18:00:00

Masked Ball in Venice 2017 (click this link): https://youtu.be/5XiiaqXdpdA

Venice canals

Island of Murano glass blowing (click this link): http://www.theworldandthensome.com/glass-blowing-murano-venice/ 

Making the millefiori paperweight (click this link): https://youtu.be/Dgk_fdLZbMM  We have these for sale at Gioia.

Burano Lace Making (from the arts of the 1500s) (click this link): Venetian Lacehttps://youtu.be/6jOhE-YDgog   Looking for Venice Lace come to  Festa Gioia or we can  order custom  linens for  you made in  Venezia and Tuscany.

Carnevale outside of Venezia (click this link): https://www.tripsavvy.com/carnevale-festivals-in-italy-1547305

From January 27th to Ash Wednesday on February 14th, the world celebrates the Carnevale. It is also known the world around that February 14 is the day we celebrate San Valentino, another tradition rooted in the Italian culture. The legend of San Valentino goes back to the Romans in 176 A.D. Click this link for the story: https://blogs.transparent.com/italian/san-valentino/.

Lee, Prof Dessi, Kathy

Amici, we have much to celebrate at our next Festa Gioia and our gift to you for the New Year, Carnevale, and Valentine’s Day fun will be a 20 percent discount on any jewelry purchased over $50. We will have many surprises and include traditional foods of Carnevale, so don’t miss this January celebration on Sunday, January, 28th from noon to six p.m. We cannot wait to see you for another festive luncheon event.

Kathy Carla, Lee, and Madonna del Mare

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



Date: Sunday, January 7
Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: Bel Bacio Italian Café in Little Italy
Click here to view flyer.

Murano glass necklacesFESTA GIOIA 2018!!
Cclebrate Carnevale and San Valentino
Special event 20 percent discount on Italian jewelry over $50

Date: Sunday, January 28
Time: Noon to 6 p.m.
Place: 16395 Roseleaf Court, Los Gatos
RSVP: 408-640-6628


The growing Little Italy San Jose Area is in downtown San Jose near the San Jose Arena and Guadalupe Park: 
323 W St. John St., San Jose, CA 95110
WE INVITE YOU TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS VIBRANT COMMUNITY: . Click here: http://www.littleitalysj.com/

Monthly luncheons, language classes, Dinners out supporting local Italian Restaurants.
They host many Italian cultural events each month:
For more information click this link: http://www.iahfsj.org/#!events/cfvg

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!!


Sorrento Emotions and Dreams Presents 
Andrea Bocelli in Concert in Tuscany
We invite you to be enthralled by the amazing voice of
Maestro Andrea Bocelli performing in Laiatico at the “Teatro del Silenzio”,
an exclusive theatre created by Maestro Bocelli in the beautiful Tuscan hills.
Click here to learn more

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 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, Italy

Puglia, Italy with Valentina
May 14-25, 2018.
Travel through the Puglia region
A step into real Puglia with Valentina,author, designer, artist and native.

To read about trips and see videos, click here:

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.

Multiple tours available from Christina Mifsud from Florence. For more details on the various opportunities, click here.

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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