Show in Montreal celebrates Balbo's transatlantic flight

(AGI) Montreal, July 16 - On the occasion of the 21st editionof Montreal's Italian Week, the Canadian city is celebratingItalo Balbo's celebrated flight across the Atlantic in 1933with an exhibition of 15 lithographs. The Skies and seas ofBalbo exhibition retraces the steps of the famous flight with aseries of prints by Nani Tedeschi, the famous illustrator ofthe cultural page of Il Corriere della Sera newspaper,accompanied by comments in English and French by Il Messaggerojournalist, Alberto Guarnieri. The initiative will open on July26 in Orbetello, from where General Balbo left on July

(AGI) Montreal, July 16 - On the occasion of the 21st editionof Montreal's Italian Week, the Canadian city is celebratingItalo Balbo's celebrated flight across the Atlantic in 1933with an exhibition of 15 lithographs. The Skies and seas ofBalbo exhibition retraces the steps of the famous flight with aseries of prints by Nani Tedeschi, the famous illustrator ofthe cultural page of Il Corriere della Sera newspaper,accompanied by comments in English and French by Il Messaggerojournalist, Alberto Guarnieri. The initiative will open on July26 in Orbetello, from where General Balbo left on July 1, 1933,at the head of a flight of 24 seaplanes. He arrived in Chicagoon Aug. 12, via Amsterdam, Londonderry, Reykjavik, Cartwright,Shediac and Montreal. After Chicago and New York, Balbo arrivedin Washington where he met U.S. President Franklin DelanoRoosevelt before setting off back to Italy. After itsinauguration in Italy, the show will go to Canada, where itwill open to the public on Aug. 10 at the Casa d'Italia, in thepresence of Mr Guarnieri, representative of publishers Edizionidel Girasole, Rosa Lavatura, and historian Michel Pratt,secretary of the Federation Histoire Quebec and author of thebook Italo Balbo, La traversee de l'Atlantique. The initiativehas been organised by the Italian Cultural Institute ofMontreal, in association with the Casa d'Italia CulturalCentre. (AGI). .