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.



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