Casa Italiana

Weekly Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving to All! Buona Festa del Ringraziamento!

Casa Italiana will be closed from Wednesday, November 27th, and will reopen for Cinema Lanzafame on Sunday, December 1st.

There is no film this Wednesday, the following events are for next week!

Sunday, December 1st, 2:00 PM

Cinema Lanzafame
Risi, Operazione San Gennaro (The Treasure of San Gennaro) 1966

When two American criminals travel to Italy to steal the jewels of the Cathedral of Naples, they soon find out that things work a little bit differently than back home: a famous thief in prison is treated as a gentleman by the guards; local gangsters refuse to plan for the theft, preferring to go to a soccer match; and the Italian criminals are sure to pray at the Shrine of San Gennaro before going through with the robbery. A comic look at the differences between American and Italian culture featuring the famous Toto'.

Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:00 PM

World Affairs Council Lecture

Please join us here at Casa Italiana for a special midday lecture with visiting scholar Giovanna De Maio of the Brookings Institute.


De Maio will speak on the topic of populism in Italy and France. Click here for more information on De Maio and her research.

Wednesday, December 4th, 5:00 PM

Holiday Progressive Dinner and Concert


The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures presents the annual Holiday Progressive Dinner. This multicultural three-course meal will start with the antipasti course here at Casa Italiana, where we will host a performance of traditional Italian Christmas carols by the girls' choir from the Chesterton Academy and St. John Bosco School. The evening will continue with a dinner and sing-along at the Casa Hispana, and conclude at the Maison Francaise with dessert and a concert by the French-American Choir.


Join us for a festive evening of traditional song and food to celebrate the season!

Thursday, December 5th, 6:00 PM

Puglia and Basilicata Trip Information Session

Come to our trip presentation as we discuss details and itinerary of the Casa'a June 2020 trip to Puglia and Basilicata! This trip around the beautiful cities of Southern Italy includes hotel stays, bus tours, excursions, on-site lectures on historical and cultural aspects of each town, and so much more.