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Casa Italiana

Casa Italiana


Cari amici,

Benvenuti alla Casa Italiana.

Did you know there's a place in Rochester that brings you the best of Italy, right to your doorstep?

  • A place where you can learn or refine your Italian language skills.
  • A place where you can meet others who love the rich cultural life of Italy.
  • A place where a rare partnership between an ethnic group and an institution of higher learning has created a continuous celebration of all things Italian.

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.

Whether you are of Italian ancestry yourself or are a "citizen of the world" interested in learning more about this dynamic country and its people, the Casa Italiana has something to offer you. Utilizing the resources of Nazareth College and the community, the Casa offers a broad range of educational, social, and cultural programs related to Italy.


Dr. Stella Plutino-Calabrese
Director, Casa Italiana

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