Casa Italiana

Weekly Newsletter

Wednesday, June 3rd, 6pm

Cinema Vitti

Carlo Lizzani, Mussolini: ultimo atto (The last days of Mussolini), 1974

Music by: Ennio Morriconi


Mussolini: Rod Steiger

Clara Petacci: Lisa Gastoni

The Cardinal: Henry Fonda

Valerio: Franco Neri

In 1945, the dictator Mussolini and his close ally Hitler face defeat. The Anglo-American troops are moving in from the South as well as from the North and Italian partisans have liberated the North of Italy. In a desperate attempt to avoid capture, Mussolini tries to flee the country with his lover Clara Petacci, but Italian partisans are on their trail.

Below is the Zoom link for the meeting:

Saturday, June 6th, 3pm

Italian Conversation Hour with Giovanni

The host will be Giovanni Minicucci, exchange student from Italy here in Rochester. The event will start at 3 PM. Try to connect a bit earlier to make sure that everything works. As always we will talk about grammar and vocabulary doing some readings and comprehension and we will go into the breakout rooms so we can conversate in Italian. We will translate some sentences from Italian to English and English to Italian.

If you want to have those sentences to translate earlier than Saturday, send an email to:

Everyone is welcome to participate and it's free. Join also if you just want to say hi! :) Try not to forget our beautiful language.

Below is the link to the meeting:

The Akragas Group needs your help!

Our dear amici, Akragas, are participating in a virtual world-wide festival contest "World Folk Vision" and need your help! They have passed the first round and now are competing for a spot in the finals! Please take a moment to show your support for our friends and vote!

By clicking on the below link, you will be able to register and vote for the group, as well as read more about this world-wide festival and competition. Bravi!!!

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Online Italian Language & Literature Courses on Zoom!

Don't forget about our Online Italian Courses!!

Courses will begin the week of June 8th and finish the week of July 27th, running for a total of 8 weeks.


  • To register, please email Casa Italiana at for payment instructions.
  • Cost: $152 for Casa members, $184 for non-members.
  • After registration, the instructors will provide via email the Zoom links for the courses to all participants.

Italian Language & Literature Courses:

Pirandello and his World, Mondays 6-8pm

Italian 101, Tuesday & Thursdays, 6-7pm

Italian 102, Tuesday & Thursdays, 6-7pm

If you have any questions, feel free to email us!