Casa Italiana

Weekly Newsletter

Wednesday, February 12th, 12:35 PM

Study Abroad Informational Session for Nazareth College Students

Ever thought about studying in Italy? Come learn more about our opportunities to study abroad in Florence or Pescara for a summer, a semester, and even a full-year! We offer possibilities to take classes and do internships, travel to places like Pompeii, Venice, Siena, and more! Don't know Italian? Not a problem! We have plenty of courses offered in English.

Lunch will be served, and we will be happy to answer any of your questions about studying abroad in Italy.

Wednesday, February 12th, 6:00 PM

Cinema Vitti

Fellini, Le notti di Cabiria, (The Nights of Cabiria) 1957

Cabiria, a woman looking for a real loving relationship, is betrayed again and again by selfish, untrustworthy men. Despite her misfortune, Cabiria never loses hope. When she least expects it, she is metaphorically saved by beauty and music, who continues in her search for a better future.

Le notti di Cabiria is a beautiful story told in Fellini's signature symbolic and poetic style.

Friday, February 14th, 6:00 PM

La Festa di San Valentino (Valentine's Day)

Please join us at Casa Italiana for a dinner to celebrate la Festa di San Valentino -- Valentine's Day! Our chef for the evening Bob Calcagno will prepare a special multi-course Italian meal for this special day, featuring:

-Antipasto di fagioli, sedano e olive (bean, celery, and olive appetizer)

-Capellini capricciosi (capellini pasta in a pepper sauce)

-Maiale alla marsala (pork marsala)

-Rapini all’aglio e peperoncino (broccoli rabe with garlic and hot pepper)

-Insalata verde (Caesar Salad)

-Rum baba' alla crema (rum pastry with cream filling)

$50 per person, $90 per couple, please call the Casa at 585-389-2468 to reserve your place!

Last Call on Opera Trip, March 13-14!

Interested in joining us on an Opera Trip to New York City on Friday, March 13th, to see La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera? We would leave during the day on Friday to arrive in New York in time to see the opera at 7:30 PM, spend the night in New York City, and return to Rochester on Saturday.

Estimated Cost: $382 per person*


- Bus Transportation

- Hotel (one night)

- Opera Ticket

- Bus Driver Tip

*Based on 17 person participation. Cost is subject to change

Please e-mail us at if you are interested in joining our Opera Trip this March! We are unsure if the trip will have enough people to run, so please let us know if you would like to join us!

Membership at Casa Italiana

Our annual membership dues are important to sustain our programming and activities and keep the Casa Italiana community strong. To all of our supporting members: grazie mille! We greatly appreciate your participation. If you are not sure whether your dues are current (or know that they are not!), please contact Casa Italiana at (585) 389-2468 or

If you have not become a member of Casa Italiana, please consider doing so -- we offer many benefits based on the level of commitment, including discounts on classes, free tickets to cooking classes and catered events, and more. You can find more information on the homepage of our website, including our membership form.