Casa Italiana

Weekly Newsletter

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.

Saturday, December 14th, 1:00 PM

Incredibly Italian! Cooking Class with Bob Calcagno and Susan Van Buskirk
Cucidati Fig Cookies Lesson


Come and learn to make this Sicilian fig-filled favorite. This is a hands-on class. Participants will make the dough, grind and season the filling, assemble the cookies, bake them, ice them, and taste them. Everyone will leave with a container of cookies. Please call (585) 389-2468 to sign up!


Cost: $30 for Casa Italiana members, $35 for non-members