Valerie Smaldone discovers a stunning mansion right outside of Jersey!

On this edition of Valerie’s New Jersey, a hidden gem for New Jerseyans and New Yorkers and tourists as well. Up a country-like road overlooking New York Harbor on Staten Island awaits a stunning mansion resembling an Italian villa, built in the early 1900’s.

Case Belvedere houses the Italian Cultural Foundation, provides opportunities to learn Italian, take cooking classes, watch Italian films and so much more.

And now, a special dining experience... The Belvedere Club by Bocelli offers dinner on Thursday and Friday nights this summer to Club members. However, for a limited time only, dinner is available to anyone who would like to enjoy fine dining at the mansion, on a lovely veranda overlooking a view of the Verrazano Bridge.

Find out more by listening to this podcast, featuring Gina Biancardi, who has been intensely involved with the restoration of the mansion and the programs featured by the Italian Cultural Foundation.


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