Italy in Millennial Mainstream Media

Tina Rocchio June 2, 2017

 Just the other night, I happened upon the Netflix program Master of None, written and acted by Aziz Ansari. Generally, when I see Italy depicted by the English or American media, my first reaction is to shrink and wince, expecting the worst generalizations… More

Natale di Roma

Chiara Baldussi April 21, 2017

Known as Natale di Roma, the annual birthday (2.770th) celebration is based on the legendary Foundation of Rome by Romulus in 753 BC. On the big day itself, April 21st, the Foundation of Rome is marked at the Circus Maximus in the afternoon with a number… More

Day of Gratitude

Sarra Chadi April 19, 2017

Nigerian Fundraiser Dinner A wonderful thing happened last week! Thanks to a generous donation from one of our Trustees and Arcadia Alumni, Lyanne Wassermann​, Arcadia Rome has sponsored a Nigerian fundraiser dinner at the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center… More

Happy Easter and Passover

Chiara Baldussi April 14, 2017

Pasqua Pasqua or Easter is one of the biggest holidays on the Italian calendar. You will see colorful displays of chocolate eggs and bunnies in the shops. It is a time of religious parades and celebrations, and often the focus is a statue of Jesus or… More

60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

Tina Rocchio March 20, 2017

Many of you may have noticed the already heavy security presence in Rome has become even heavier in certain parts of the city. In case you’ve not heard, this is because on March 25 Europe “celebrates” the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the treaty… More

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