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Mardi Gras in Italy

Celebrating Carnevale Carnevale – background The dates during which Carnevale falls may seem arbitrary and slightly mysterious… More

Tina Rocchio Resident Director for Italy Programs

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Tina Rocchio

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Resident Director for Italy Programs


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Tina is a native of Vermont and first studied abroad in Rome at St Stephen’s School as a post-graduate in high school. She is a longtime permanent resident of Italy - first in the Tuscan city of Prato and now in Rome. Tina has served as Resident Director for Arcadia University's programs in Italy since 2005.

Mardi Gras in Italy

Tina Rocchio February 13, 2018

Celebrating Carnevale Carnevale – background The dates during which Carnevale falls may seem arbitrary and slightly mysterious to most. In fact, the dates of Carnevale are tied to the date of Easter in any given year. The Resurrection of Christ always… More

Orientation in the Countryside

Tina Rocchio January 27, 2018

Here is a bit of a summary on our celebratory day in the countryside! We began the day at Piramide Metro Station; as a last-minute switcharoo, I took nearly half the group off to the Farmer's Market of Circo Massimo (Saturdays&Sundays only) while the… More

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

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

Arcadia Instructor's Work Featured in Magazine

Tina Rocchio January 16, 2017

Wanted in Rome is the oldest and most consistent English-language magazine in Rome. Founded and owned by the great Maggie Mason, Wanted informs and entertains the expat and diplomatic populations of Rome. We could not be prouder of or more pleased for… More

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