Casa Italiana

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Children's Summer Camp 2020

We are excited to open registration very soon for our children's language and culture summer camp this year!

Casa Italiana Summer Camp Dates 2020:
Week I (Ages 5-7): July 13-17
Week II (Ages 8-10): July 20-24

Please save these dates and keep an eye out for more information about registration to come later this week!

Activities include various indoor and outdoor Italian language games, Italian cooking, Italian history and geography, Italian traditions, theater, soccer, folk dancing, art, Italian classical and modern music, guest demonstrations, videos, and more! Program hours for both weeks are from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Feel free to contact us with any questions at or (585) 389-2468.

Wednesday, February 26th, 6:00 PM

Cinema Vitti

Scola, Una giornata particolare (A Special Day) 1977

On the occasion of Adolph Hitler's visit to Rome in 1938, Antonietta's (Sophia Loren) fascist husband and her six children go to participate in the celebration while she remains at home taking care of her usual chores. When the family's pet bird escapes, her neighbor Gabriele (Marcello Mastroianni) helps her to capture it. She discovers he also chose to stay home from the parade because he is an antifascist. Throughout the day that they spend together, they reveal deep secrets about themselves as they discover that they both live lives oppressed by society and the government.

Sunday, March 1st, 2:00 PM

Cinema Lanzafame

Mattoli, Miseria e Nobilta' (Poverty and Nobility) 1954

The play was written by Eduardo Scarpetta in 1888. The writer Felice (Totò) and the photographer Pasquale (Enzo Turco) live in poverty, constantly bickering as they attempt to practice their respective arts. Their friend Eugenio, son of the Marquis Ottavio, convinces the two to accompany him and pretend they are aristocrats when he goes to ask for the hand of his beloved Gemma (Sophia Loren). All the double crosses, mixed messages and startling coincidences are handled with exquisite comic timing, presided over by Totò as a kind of manic ringmaster.