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toronto italian culture

Learn Italian By Doing

This program for adults invites you to learn or practice Italian in a relaxed and “simpatico” atmosphere outside of a traditional classroom. Join us to learn or polish your Italian!

Art & Aperitivo – Online series with Violante Binazzi

 Art & Aperitivo is an opportunity to talk about art in a relaxed environment, while enjoying our favourite drink together virtually. In this online interactive workshop, we will discuss the most significant art news and events from around the world, using Italian magazines and newspapers. We invite you to practice your Italian while expressing your views. 

  • Thursday, April 8 – May 27 at 7:00 – 8:00pm

Price: $40.00 – Package price includes 8 weekly virtual workshops. Individual workshops available for $5.00 each.

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Club del Libro – Online series with Violante Binazzi

 Our online book club is an opportunity to explore and discuss contemporary Italian literature while learning Italian. Join us for the spring 2021 sessions where we will embark on literary adventures with extraordinary works by acclaimed prize-winning authors. 

  • March 24 at 7:00 – 8:00pm “La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrìa/ The Silent Duchess”
  • April 28 at 7:00 – 8:00pm Le Otto Montagne/ The Eight Mountains” 
  • May 26 at 7:00 – 8:00pm Morte a Firenze/ Death in Florence” \
  • June 23 at 7:00 – 8:00pm Seta/ Silk” 

Price: $5.00 (per session)

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Racconti In ItalianoShort Story Book Club – Online series with Violante Binazzi

With a focus on learning new Italian vocabulary, this online book club offers adult students at any level the opportunity to discuss contemporary short stories in both Italian and English. A variety of literary themes and styles are covered including stories by established literary figures, as well as a new generation of writers, with stories that explore aspects of Italian life. 

  • March 24 at 12:00 – 1:00pm
  • April 28 at 12:00 – 1:00pm
  • May 26 at 12:00 – 1:00pm
  • June 23 at 12:00 – 1:00pm

Price: $5.00 (per session)

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Travel Through Italy – Online series with Angelita Papa

Take a virtual journey through the beautiful regions and cities of Italy! From North to South, get inspired by landscapes, recipes, small towns, poems, art, literature masterpieces and local tales. Whether you are sharing your Italian origins with your classmates or simply your love for this country, you will get to know lots of new Italian words, customs and friends! Please note there will not be a class on Monday, May 24 in observance of Victoria Day.

  • Monday, April 12 – June  7 at 6:30 – 7:30pm (English Speaking) – For adults with elementary or no knowledge of Italian.
  • Monday, April 12 – June 7 at 7:45 – 8:45pm (Italian Speaking) – For adults with an intermediate or greater knowledge of Italian. Topics will be mostly discussed in Italian with a focus on cultural aspects.


Price: $40.00 – Package price includes 8 weekly virtual workshops. Individual workshops available for $5.00 each.

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Customized Italian Classes
(Group or one-on-one private setting) Classes available online.

Working closely with the instructors to develop tailored classes, this new adult program offers customized sessions designed to meet your interests, learning objectives and requirements. Whether as a team-building activity, professional development, or simply a fun and engaging way to learn Italian with family, friends or colleagues, we can customize a class for any level.

Availability & Pricing: Varies and specific to your level of customization. Inquire for more details.


For more information about programs, including registration, dates, times, and fees:

Cassandra Zannella
Arts & Culture Coordinator
Phone: 416-789-7011 ext. 248
Email: cultural@villacharities.com