At present in-person events in Portland have been canceled due to COVID-19.

We are hosting events via Zoom. See our upcoming events below.

And check out our Calendar Page for more events in the Italian community!

October Event

October 6, 2020
7:00 pm

Zoom Meeting
(see below for Zoom details)

Italy's Many Voices: 50 Shades of Latin
Angela Zagerella

The month of October is a celebration of the Italian language across the world!

This month Angela will be presenting a brief overview of the history of Italian language and the complex linguistic landscape of regional languages, aka 'dialects'.

Most of us know Angela, but for those who don't, here is some background:

Angela Zagarella grew up in Saracusa. She has always loved languages and other cultures, a passion she cultivated by working in tourism in Italy and the United States. Her real calling is to teach her language and culture. She is currently the Italian Program Coordinator at Portland State University where she teaches language, literature, and cinema classes. Her areas of interest are language teaching pedagogy, linguistics, Italian cinema, Italian culture, contemporary Italian literature, and Mediterranean Studies. She is also interested in the experience of migration, issues of national identity which she explores in Italian and Italophone literature. In Angela's spare time, she loves cooking, watches foreign movies, swims, goes for walks, and enjoys the beauty of nature.

For more of Angela's background and accomplishments, click here: Angela Zagarella BIO

Angela's vast knowledge and love of the Italian language will shine in her presentation. Join us on October 6 at 7:00 pm via Zoom.

Please register for this event to receive the Zoom link: REGISTRATION

November Event


November 10, 2020

8:00 pm

Zoom Meeting

Italian Christmas: Stories and Traditions from North to South
Antimo Cimino

PLEASE NOTE: We will be meeting one hour later than our normally scheduled time because we will be hosting a few international guests who will be waking up extra early to attend.

Antimo Cimino

This is a very exceptional presentation to swing into the Italian Christmas mood and start putting the tragedies of 2020 behind.

Thanks to Antimo Cimino who will be the moderator of the upcoming meeting, we will hear from four of his friends directly from Italy (all excited to get up at the crack of dawn to join us live!). Igor Scomparin from Venice, Bice Della Piana from Salerno, Daniela Leopizzi from Lecce, and Agata Di Fede from Catania. They will be sharing regional Christmas stories and traditions unique to their regions to give us a sense of similarities and differences in the Italian Culture.

A little bit about Antimo:

Antimo Cimino is the founder of the Experiential Travel Company VoomaGo ( as well as the CEO of Cultural Global Labs ( These two companies are the perfect reflection of Antimo's passion for Travel, Language, Culture, Food, Experiences, Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership and Wellness.

Antimo was born and raised in Puglia, the town of Manduria home of the most famous red wine, Primivito di Manduria!

Antimo has a Master Degree in Intercultural Relations and speaks six languages fluently!

You'll fall in love with it all! Antimo, his friends, and their stories. You won't want to miss this kick off to the holiday season!! We can hardly wait!!

Please register for this event to receive the Zoom link prior to the event: RESERVATION

More events coming soon!