Spring get-together 2018

For this year Spring get-together we met at a new venue Zio Fraedo Restaurant on the Vallejo waterfront. Board member Maria Mortati gave a captivating presentation on the world-renown knife sharpeners of the Val Rendena. Maria’s maternal grandparents, Polli and Bassi, were from Giustino in the Val Rendena. Maria is a museum curator, and as part of a research project, she created an exhibit on knife sharpening.

At Zio Fraedo. On the right, Greg McGarry, our participant in the 2017 Trentino youth exchange, meets Rosie Disney, our 2018 participant; on the left, Luca Dorigatti, board member and the Western US representative to the Trentini nel Mondo Association

Maria Mortati’s exhibit on knife sharpening from the Val Rendena