Casa Italiana

Weekly Newsletter

Courses begin this week!

All Lingua e Cultura courses, including the course on Dante and the Saturday morning children's classes, begin this week! All courses run from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Livello I with Ryan Morano: Monday, January 13th
Livello II with Kelsey Andrychuk: Wednesday, January 15th
Livello III with Ryan Morano: Tuesday, January 14th

Livello IV with Lino Pizzolanti (Film course): Thursday, January 16th

Livello V with Maria Rosaria Vitti-Alexander: Monday, January 13th
Divine Comedy course with Maria Rosaria Vitti-Alexander: Thursday, January 16th

Scuola Italiana for children with Giovanni Minicucci: Saturday, January 18th

There is still time to sign up! If you haven't yet signed up for our classes, please call us at (585) 389-2468, or visit our website at for more information.

Tuesday, January 14th, 6:00 PM

Incredibly Italian! Cooking Class with Bob Calcagno and Susan VanBuskirk

Please join us this Tuesday, January 14th, for our first cooking class of the new year! If your are interested in signing up, we ask that you please do so by e-mail by contacting us at


- Shrimp Scampi Skewers

- Arancini (Fried Rice Balls)

- Straccetti di Manzo con Rucola (Strips of Beef with Arugula)

- Carciofi Ripieni (Stuffed Artichokes)
- Italian Bread

- Cannoncini (Cream Pastries)

The cost for non-members is $43.00, while the cost for Casa Italiana members is $38.00. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to share and help us celebrate the beginning of the new school year!

Wednesday, January 15th, 6:00 PM

Cinema Vitti

Rossellini, Roma, Citta' Aperta (Rome, Open City), 1945

This semester, Cinema Vitti will be exploring the classics of Italian film, starting with Roberto Rossellini's 1945 World War II film Roma, Citta' Aperta. Featuring an iconic performance by Anna Magnani, the film puts us right into the harsh days of the German occupation of Italy. Resistance fighters struggle to fight the odds and free their city from the Nazis, but it is not without great cost to their families and loved ones.

Friday, January 17th, 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, dinners, bus tours, a cooking class, excursions, on-site lectures on historical and cultural aspects of each town, and so much more.