Casa Italiana

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Cinema Vitti

Wednesday, September 9th, 6pm

Dangerous Beauty, Herskovitz, 1998

In this film, we follow the story of Veronica Franco (1546-1591), a cortigiana onesta (an honest courtesan) in the mid to late 1500's in Venice, who became a well-known writer interacting with leading intellectuals of the time. Veronica Franco's life suggests both the possibilities and limitations for an educated woman in Renaissance Italy. The film is based on the non-fictional book, The Honest Courtesan, by Margaret Rosenthal.

Zoom link below:

Casa Italiana Book Clubs

Our Casa Italiana Book Clubs will be starting this week on Zoom!

Please see below for more information.

"Amici di Lettura" Book Club in Italian:

First meeting will be this Saturday, September 12th, at 2pm.

We will have a simple meet & greet, introductions, and selection of our first book!

All books and discussions will be in Italian.

Please use Zoom link below to join Amici di Lettura:

Book Club in English:

Meets the 1st Saturday of every month, at 11:30am.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Labor Day Holiday, this Book Club will have its first meeting on Saturday, Sept 12th at 11:30am. Normal meeting times will resume after the holiday.

*spaces are currently full, please contact Casa if you are interested in joining.

NEW Series: Quattro passi per l'Abruzzo

This fall we will be offering a new series of documentaries of the Abruzzo region hosted by our former exchange student, Giovanni Minicucci!

The second event will be held next Friday, Sept. 18th, at 5pm.

This documentary will feature the following: Rocca Calascio, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Campo Imperatore, Sextantio hotel, Celano e il suo castello, Pacentro e Sulmona.

Giovanni Minicucci is a graduate student in Italian Studies at Middlebury College (M.A.) and graduate student in Modern Languages and Literatures at UniversitĂ  Gabriele d'Annunzio di Chieti-Pescara (M.A.). He has a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistic Mediation and Intercultural Communication. Minicucci studied for two semesters at Nazareth College (NY) and he had multiple experiences in American and Canadian University: St John University (Queens), St Thomas University (Miami), Occidental College (Los Angeles) and Niagara College (Welland, Ontario). His interests are: languages, linguistic and American literature.

We kindly ask you to join the Zoom meeting 15 min before the start of the event.

Please keep your microphone muted until the end of the documentary.

Presentation will be in English, with Q&A to follow.

Zoom Link provided below:

Coast to Coast: from Palermo to Naples & the Amalfi Coast by boat, bus, and on foot!

Casa Italiana's next trip will be to the Amalfi Coast, Naples, Capri, and Sicily! The dates will be June 1st - June 15th (14 nights).

For those that are interested in joining us, there will be another information meeting mid-September. Stay tuned for more details!

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