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Ongoing Events

Casa Italiana Book Club 

Casa Italiana hosts this book club that meets once a month to discuss Italian books. The Club is open to anyone and its purpose is to offer the possibility to practice the Italian language and/or learn about Italy and its culture. The group suggests the books, usually by contemporary Italian authors, that reflect the changes that have taken place with time in the language and customs. The discussion is informal.

Participation is free. 

When: First Saturday of each month at 11:30 am

LocationCasa Italiana LeChase Lounge

For more information, or to put your name on the book club mailing list, please email Casa Italiana ( or call 585-389-2468.

Check out our newly renovated Casa Italiana library and borrow books, movies, and more. 

2023-2024 book list

September 9, 2023

Botticelli's Secret: The Lost Drawings and the Rediscovery of the Renaissance by Joseph Luzzi. (Moderator: Trish)

October 7, 2023

Stories from Naples by Anna Maria Ortense. (Moderator: Marcy)

November 4, 2023

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. (Moderator: Rigmor)

December 2, 2023

No book; potluck 

January 6, 2024

A Season with Verona by Tim Parks. (Moderator: Judy)

February 3, 2024

The Color Line by Igiaba Scego. (Moderators: Yolanda/Yvonne)

March 2, 2024

From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily and Finding Home by Tembi Locke. (Moderator: Margaret)

April 6, 2024

The Silent Duchess by Dacia Maraini. (Moderator: Wilma)

May 4, 2024

Adua by Igiaba Scego. (Moderators: Yolanda/Yvonne)

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The Italian Film Series and the Frank DiMino Casa Italiana are proud to bring  contemporary Italian films to the Rochester area. 

Films will be screened at the Peace Theater (Room A14), located at the lower level of the Nazareth Arts Center. There is also ample free parking in close proximity to the theater.

The film screening will be followed by a dinner at the Frank DiMino Casa Italiana, located in front of the Arts Center.

Free for Nazareth students, faculty and staff. New ticket price for Casa Italiana members: $7.50

Spring semester movie calendar: 

*Tickets can also be purchased at the door at a slightly increased price.*

Italian Conversation Table 

The Italian Conversation Table is an informal conversation group led by Daniel Speciale and other members of Frank DiMino Casa Italiana. Its goal is to provide attendees with an opportunity to practice Italian in a casual setting. 

When? Every Thursday at 5 pm. Where? Casa Italiana Le Chase Lounge. 

For more information please contact or Daniel Speciale