Italian Conversation Hour & Scholarship Opportunity

Ciao Ragazzi! The French & Italian Department has confirmed its conversation hour for italian speaking. We will be hosting a conversation hour in Italian at Bordertown Coffee shop (behind Folwell) from 6:30-7:30 every Wednesday night. Come with italian on the mind and be prepared to have some fun! Additionally, the French and Italian Department along... Continue Reading →


Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis and St. Paul

The Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis & St. Paul (IFF) is being hosted between February 22nd through the 25th. The festival will include outstanding modern Italian film. Consisting of many genres, the IFF will dive into Italian film and people, past and present. In addition to the contemporary cinema, the IFF features a classic film... Continue Reading →

Baking Italian Style

  I love baking and during break I decided I would bake some Italian cookies and try them out on the family. I choose three different types cookies almost all of them I have never made before or have seen in any stores. The three different types I chose where Italian Ricotta Cookies, Italian biscotti,... Continue Reading →

Italian Through Gestures

If anyone has watched old Italian movies or have traveled to Italy, there is a good chance you have seen Italians passionately using their hands. But what do these gestures really mean? Believe it or not these simple signs mean more than you think. Here is a quick guide to some easy Italian gestures. Italians... Continue Reading →

Dante through the Visual Arts

This week I had the pleasure of talking to Professor Susan Noakes about the new class she will be teaching entirely in English this Spring Semester, ITAL 3640-20 Dante through the Visual Arts. Professor Noakes’s goal for this upcoming semester is to put a spin on Dante and the Divine Comedy by cutting down the... Continue Reading →

Screening the Modern Italian Family

  Before Thanksgiving I had the pleasure of talking with one of the new Italian teachers Mattia Beghelli. Mattia is teaching a new class this spring called the Modern Italian Family Through Film. The first time I met Mattia he talked to my Italian 3015 class. One of the first questions he asked was, “What... Continue Reading →

MN Opera: La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini

Lose your heart to the timeless love story that has moved audiences for generations. In Puccini’s classic tale, six young Parisian artists survive on nothing but their friendship and the promise of a love so strong it transcends even death. Heartwarming and heartbreaking in equal measure, this time-honored story – the inspiration behind Rent –... Continue Reading →

Make & Take Class: Ravioli di Spinaci e Ricotta

Italian cuisine is known worldwide for its simple yet undeniably delicious flavors. Whether it's gelato on a hot summer day or a freshly baked Neapolitan pizza, there's no occasion that isn't improved by Italian food. If you too have a passion for cucina italiana, why not try your hand at making your own? On Sunday, April... Continue Reading →

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