Casa Italiana

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 6:00 PM

Cinema Vitti Online

Paolo Virzi', La prima cosa bella (2010)

Bruno returns from Milan to his hometown of Livorno to accompany his mother, Anna, in her last days, bringing back a rush of memories from his youth. It all begins when Anna is unexpectedly elected "The Most Beautiful Mother" at a family outing to the beach. Many years later, Bruno learns little by little of the secrets kept from him by his dying mother as she looks back at the decisions she made in her life.

Tune into Cinema Vitti through Zoom with the following link:

Saturday, April 25th, 3:00 PM

Online Conversation Practice with Giovanni Minicucci

Hoping to practice your Italian language skills with a native speaker? Join Giovanni Minicucci for an online discussion Saturday, April 25th at 3:00 PM using the following Zoom link:

Giovanni is also the subject of this article Casa Italiana employee Ian Schaefer wrote about Giovanni's time living at Nazareth while the campus is otherwise closed.

A Message of Hope from Milan to Rochester

Friend of the Casa Italiana, Giovanni Caradonna, has shared a message of hope with us through his beautiful music. Please follow this link to see the video.