Casa Italiana

Weekly Newsletter

Casa Italiana Picnic in the Park!

Although Casa Italiana will not physically be re-opening this fall, we'd like to invite you all to a "Picnic in the Park" as a way to say welcome back (virtually) this semester and visit with one another once again (from safe distances, of course!).

Location: Channing H. Philbrick Park, 1 Linear Park Dr, Penfield, NY 14526

Date & Time: Sunday, August 23rd, 1pm

Information on tickets and price to be announced soon!

Please email Casa Italiana to RSVP and let us know you're interested!

Un caffè con Pirandello Special Event: Sunday, August 9th, 11am

Dr. Maria Rosaria Vitti-Alexander will be hosting a special conversation hour on Pirandello this with Middlebury College this Sunday! You are welcome to join and participate in the discussion!

Zoom link is provided below:

*Conference will be held in Italian.

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

Casa Italiana's 2021 Trip will be to the Amalfi Coast, Naples, Capri, and Sicily! The dates will be June 1st - June 14th (13 nights).

The first informational meeting will be held Friday, August 28th, at 6pm on Zoom. Zoom link will be provided in the coming weeks.

Italian Language Courses via Zoom

Our Italian Language & Literature Courses will be offered online again through Zoom for the fall semester. Classes will begin the week of August 31st and finish the week of November 16th, running for a total of 12 weeks. We hope you will join us!

Click link below to visit our website for course information.


  • To register, please email Casa Italiana at for payment instructions.
  • Cost: $228 for Casa members, $276 for non-members.
  • After registration and prior to the start of classes, instructors will provide the Zoom links for the courses to all participants via email.


Sicilian Dream Between Land and Sea (Sogno siciliano tra terra e mare)

We have some exciting ONLINE events coming to you this fall!

Our "Sicilian Dream Between Land and Sea" program will focus on Sicily, its writers, enchanting places, food and history - with a special appearance by Akragas!!

Dates and more information to be announced.

A walk around Abruzzo

From towns and churches, to trabocchi and a special cooking class featuring a typical abruzzese dish, we have a special program coming to you soon that showcases the Abruzzo region!

Dates and more information to be announced.