Cari Amici di vecchia e nuova data, benvenuti alla Casa Italiana, a center for Italian studies and the preservation of Italy's culture.
Casa Italiana is a small piece of Italy here in Rochester for you. Meet new friends and have interesting cultural experiences with your own friends and family members.
Preserve your rich Italian heritage
Learn the language of your ancestors
Build interesting cultural friendships with people who share your passion for all things Italian
Partake in organized cultural tours of Italy
The Casa Italiana was established on the campus of Nazareth College in 1978 as a center of Italian language, literature, and culture for both the College and the general public.
A gift from the Italian-American community of greater Rochester, the Casa promotes a shared appreciation of traditional and contemporary Italian trends, exploring the history of the Italian experience in America, and enhancing cultural exchanges between the United States and Italy.
Although it is part of Nazareth College, the Casa Italiana is not just for students. Everyone in the community interested in the culture of Italy is welcome to take advantage of this valuable resource. Membership is granted for a minimum donation of $50 per year. As a member, you and your household will enjoy:
Subscription to the Casa Italiana newsletter.
Special invitations to all Casa-sponsored programs, trips, and social events.
Discounts on selected programs, including language and cooking classes and the Italian Language and Arts Day Camp for Children.
Access to the Casa's Reading Room.
The knowledge that you are helping the Casa to continue its work of sharing Italian language and culture with the Rochester community. Your support is crucial for maintaining our fine-quality programs and activities. Show your commitment to educating people of all ages about Italian culture, language, and literature by joining us.