Bend Belluno Sister Cities Cultural Exchange

BEN ARRIVATA                   DI                       EVENTI                       SCAMBI                   METTE IN EVIDENZA              CONTATTO

Individually Arranged Exchanges, another exchange Opportunity between Our Sister Cities

This event is CANCELED

​Independent Exchanges

This special event is CANCELED 

In light of the potential for exponentially infection rate that the coronavirus has demonstrated in other countries and communities, we have decided that even this small group gathering is not worth the risk to our friends and community.  Therefore no gathering on March 19th. 

 Italian Food Culture and Wine Series 

​   ​2019 Summer Youth Exchange

The  Summer Vacation - That Lasts a Life Time

President Felice Gaiardo of the Belluno Rotary club and the Governor of District 2060 Massimo Ballotta of the formal signing ceremony in Belluno, Italy.  This is part of a celebration in Belluno of the Rotary International theme of "Rotary Connects the World"


7th Annual Bella Bend Beautiful Belluno Celebration

"Continuing to build International Friendships through 

Summer Youth Cross Cultural Exchange"

Resting after group hike in the Dolomites

Community Sponsors

Next Presentation

March 31st, 7 PM  
Deborah Betz

"The Island of Elba:  Portoferraio and Beyond"

The Wine Shop and Tasting Bar
55 NW Minnesota Ave

Ages 21 and older

"Sister" Rotary clubs - Belluno, Italy and Bend, Oregon.

Each year through our sister city cross-cultural exchange our students have a unique opportunity to live in a different culture.  Students will have great experiences plus enjoy international friendships and will gain an expanded world view,

Traveling through Italy - Tuscany, Piedmont, and Belluno
Kit Carmiencke

Ilaria and Eleonora, Andra, Ursala and Zara from Belluno, working through our sister city organization each spent a month as part of the Bend community.  These are individually arranged working exchanges allowing.  Each of our guests from Belluno have participated in volunteer activities and joined in with Italian conversation groups plus enjoying being part of a Bend family for the month.  These individual exchanges have been particularly meaningful for as Coach Bob Bruce pointed out after his masters swim exchange in Belluno, ""The 'sister city' connection is great, but it's particularly meaningful when one finds a group of people in our sister city that share your passion."  

​​Breakfast on camp out at Sparks Lake

Did you know that this island is actually part of Tuscany?  Historically famous for its iron mines and as the home of Napoleon in exile,  today Elba is a renowned tourist destination with fabulous beaches, nature parks, blue waters, and great food.    The experienced traveler and Italophile Deborah Betz will share stories, photos, and tips about this Mediterranean gem.  

In The News

Thinking about travel in Italy?  Why not include a visit to our sister city of Belluno.  Here are some insiders notes to help you "feel at home" while being in Italy.

​Travelers Tips

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