Italy and the United States Share a Common Story:rn1860’srnForged in civil wars:rnThe War Between the States andrnthe Risorgimentorn1930’srnOvercentrahzed bv strongmen:rnFDR and MussohnirnTodayrnEach country faces seriousrnchallenges from regional andrncultural separatists.rnA specialrnsession will focusrnon the greatestrnwork ot modernrnItalian literature,rnAlessandro Man/oni’srni Promestii Sposirn(The Betrolliedi.rn••-!t^c’rnParticipants will stay at the delightfulrnHotel Asnigo, located on a hilltop in thernresort town of Cernobbio (playground ofrnFiat execs; ten minutes from downtownrnComo), where they will enjoy breathtakingrnviews of Lake Como and the Alps.rnConference price includes all lecturesrnand meetings, three nights at the HotelrnAsnigo, breakfast and dinner each day.rnFor more details, call Christopher Check,rnExecutive Vice President, atrn(815)964-5811.rnJoinrnChronicles editors Thomas Fleming, Chilton Williamson, Jr., AndreirnNavrozov, and Michael Hill, along with novelist Eugenio Corti,rnphilosopher Mario MarcoUa, journalist Marco Respinti, and othersrnforrnan exclusive conference on Lake ComornMay 24-27, 2000rnto explorernThe Rise (and Fall?) of Modern Italy and the United Statesrnwithrn•–Lectures on Italian politics, history, literature, and operarn”-hiformal discussions and visits to historic sitesrn•^Meetings with Italian political and intellectual leadersrnandrn» an optional “add-on” sight-seeing trip (four to five days) to some of thernmost beautiful towns of Northern Italy: Bergamo, Mantova, Monza, Parma.rnCoinc experience :r than the Disncxrnhotels and raided tours.rnEarly Bird (Before February 1, 2000) • Single: $850.00 • Couple: $1,450.00rnN.B.: All Prices increase $145.00 after February 1, 2000.rnName(s)_rnAddressrnCity, State, Zip_rnPhonernSend registration form with payment to:rnThe Rockford InstituternAttn: Christopher Check, Executive Vice Presidentrn928 North Main StreetrnRockford, Illinois 61103rnrnrn