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.



Help Save Venice!

Before the end of your personal fiscal year you might be looking for a worthwhile non-profit to support.  Have you heard about activity to save works of art in Venice?


Save Venice Inc. has raised already over $25 million to preserve the city’s artistic heritage but that is not nearly enough.  Art and historical sites are crumbling due to poor preservation, the sinking of the city and rising sea levels.  You could do a little or a lot to restore and preserve art throughout this island city. Their attached Wish List (save-venice-wishlist-2017) shows complete projects from $1800 to $125,000 but any donation to their annual fund would support their important mission.  $10?  $100? perhaps $1000?  Whatever you donation you decide, you will help preserve these art treasures for centuries to come..

Could you help save la Serenissima?  Donate through their website at




Don’t pop a pill – pop a pistacchio!

Holidays got you down?  Don’t pop a pill – pop a pistacchio:

Migliorano l’umore nel modo italiano!

Heap of dried pistachio

I pistacchi sono una buona fonte di triptofano, un aminoacido che aumenta i livelli di serotonina e può influenzare l’umore. Sono poi ricchi di vitamina B6, un altro nutriente che aiuta l’organismo a produrre la serotonina. Bassi livelli di serotonina possono essere associati a depressione. È stato provato come schemi dietetici che prevedono la frutta secca a guscio, come la dieta mediterranea, siano associati ad un minor rischio di soffrire di questo disturbo