Each semester is a new, fascinating course! From italian movie classics to literary classics, to the study of characters that have made Italy what it is today, Casa Italiana's teachers will show you another side of the "Bel Paese".

"I PROMESSI SPOSI" (Terza Parte) by Alessandro Manzoni
This is second of two sessions devoted to the first Italian historical novel set in Northern Italy in 1628. Written in the early 1800’s the book develops several themes surrounding the contested love between Renzo and Lucia, their struggle and final marriage.
Cost: $ 300
Duration: 10 weeks 
Dates: Sunday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Instructor: Marisa Darvish 

“GLI ZII DI SICILIA” by Leonardo Sciascia
“Gli zii di Sicilia” by Leonardo Sciascia was published in 1958. The book is about World War II and deals with, among many other interesting situations, how a Sicilian has a strange attachment to Stalin. I read this book again after 50 years with great interest and some nostalgia! I hope that it will also interest the students at Casa Italiana.
Cost: $ 300
Duration: 10 weeks 
Dates: Sunday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM 
Instructor: Liliana Lanzano

“ORLANDO FURIOSO” by Ludovico Ariosto raccontato da Italo Calvino
In this book Italo Calvino introduces the reader to the poetic world of Ludovico Ariosto, one of the most ingenious and imaginative authors of Italian literature. At the same time, Calvino recounts and connects in prose important passages from Ariosto’s poetry. Students will read the book and do research on the influence of earlier French literature on Italian literature in the XV and XVI centuries
Cost: $ 300
Duration: 10 weeks
Dates: Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Instructor: Marisa Darvish

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