Prepare now for your trip to Italy

The Italia in Ohio “Travelers Italian” class starts in just 18 days! 
You will not want to miss this perfect preparation for your trip.

In just three classes you will learn simple Italian phrases to introduce yourself, to ask directions, to order a meal, and to buy tickets to museums and the bus/metro/railroad.  You will learn how to get Frecciarosafrom the many major airports of entry to the city centers, and how to get from there to points throughout the peninsula and beyond.

We’ll show you how to shop, convert American sizes to Italian, and get the colors you want.  If the weather is good (typically Italian) there are many historical outdoor sites to visit.  If you would rather wander indoors we’ll direct you to some of the world’s finest museums.  Hate standing in line? We’ll show you how to skip the lines and get on with your vacation.

Milano barAfter all that sightseeing you will be hungry, and where better to be hungry than in Italy?  What are the specialties in each region?  How are restaurant charges assessed? What to order for the typical 4 meals each day?  And what’s all the fuss about Italian coffee?  Or gelato?

What type of food might you expect in a ristorante, a trattoria, or an osteria?  When is a bar not a bar?  And do you order a bruschetta or a brushetta?  (There will be samples for tasting at class).

After these classes you will eat better, drink better, sleep better, shop better, interact with the citizens better, and have a much more rewarding trip.

Small classes – personal attention.

Click here to register and pay: TRAVELERS ITALIAN

Ci vediamo presto!      (See you soon!)

The Wex Loves Italy!

. . .  and they share that love with Italia in Ohio Members

This month the Wexner Center for the Arts, in collaboration with Luce Cinecittà Roma, is presenting a nine-film retrospective of Anna Magnani performances. The 35mm prints span 1941 through 1950 and include some of her most notable classics like “Roma città aperta”.  Many of the great Italian directors are represented: Roberto Rossellini, Luchino Visconti, and Vittorio De Sica.

AnnaMagnani-dueThe Wex is happy to extend a discount on tickets to members and friends of Italia in Ohio to the Anna Magnani Retrospective (January 12-29), and also Fire at Sea (January 24). Simply enter ‘ITALIAINOH’ in the promotional code field when ordering tickets online to receive $5 entry.

Even better, the Sunday 29 January double feature performance of Abbaso la miseria and Abbaso la ricchezza will be at no-charge to us.  Simply e-mail with the names of attendees and we will have your tickets waiting at willcall.  After the second feature there will be a private reception for Italia in Ohio attendees at the Wex Café to discuss the films and enjoy refreshments.

Join us for these films. You will relive the pre-and-post-war evolution of the Italian cinema scene, delve into the richness of Anna Magnani’s characters, and in addition pick up some new Italian phrases (English subtitles).


Want more details on the films?  Visit Here and click on the film title that interests you.

Ci vediamo lì ! We’ll see you there!

Live-in Italian teacher


This is a rare opportunity for Italian language instruction in your home.  A med student from Italy will spend her August vacation in Columbus and is hoping to experience American life in a family atmosphere.  If you are a family with room for an au pair who would participate in your daily life and also teach Italian to the entire family then this is the perfect situation.

Contact us at Italia in Ohio for additional details.