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Bringing to life BOTH the ITALIAN LANGUAGE & ITALIAN CULTURE in Washington, DC.

 NO Italian conversational skills required:  Italian culture appreciation is paramount ...

 A NON-Profit Multi-Cultural social group with a "TOUCH of ITALY" in the U.S. Capital ...

  PIAZZA ITALIA organizes/sponsors the MOST of "ALL THINGS ITALIAN" in DC, MD, VA.

"FREE" Membership @ PIAZZA ITALIA, Metro-DC's BEST Italian Language+Culture club!

"Widely considered Italian Language + Italian Culture Flagship Club of the DC area"

 "il MIGLIOR Club Sociale di Lingua e Cultura italiana sulla Piazza di Washington, DC"

ONLY Italian Meetup in DC with a NATIVE Italian Language speaker Group Organizer ...

MOST complete Italian Social Events Calendar in the DC-Metro area and beyond !  © CLICK HERE to see our Italian Calendar <<< Copyright © 2016 - All rights reserved. PIAZZA ITALIA - Washington, DC Italian Language & Culture Group.

  "Dalle Stalle alle Stelle"  = PIAZZA ITALIA = A rapidly becoming PIAZZA GRANDE !

                      Above - Primavera/Spring in SPELLO (Perugia) Regione UMBRIA

          BOTTICELLI - Primavera/Spring (1482) Galleria Degli Uffizi, Firenze/Florence

                                 >>> To JOIN PIAZZA ITALIA, please CLICK HERE <<<

                 Cliccate qui e DIVENITE NOSTRI SOCI ... E' ASSOLUTAMENTE > "GRATIS"

United  Nations  Educational,  Scientific  And Cultural Organization ***** (UNESCO)

 UNESCO World Heritage Unique  ancient "TRULLI" houses - ALBEROBELLO (Bari) - REGIONE PUGLIA (Apulia) ***** (Photos by Anthony Galizia, 2011)


***** L’ITALIA:  il Paese con il  maggior numero di Patrimoni Mondiali UNESCO = 51 !!! 
       ***** ITALY:  The nation with  the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites = 51 !!!

Benvenuti/Welcome to PIAZZA ITALIA, a "Corner of Italy" (un Angolo dell'Italia) in DC-Metro, The BEST Italian Language and Italian Culture Social Networking Group for ALL AGES and CULTURES and an Italian Linguistic and Cultural "crescendo"  in the U.S. Capital !  

We are a friendly and entertaining group of professional people with 2,700+ multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-lingual, Italian Language + Italian Culture lover members in the U.S. capital since 2009 and look forward to YOUR membership !!!

  MARATEA (Potenza) Regione Basilicata - "The Pearl of the Southern Tyrrhenian Sea"

                ***** OUR BEST TESTIMONIALS (Please, read additionals below) *****

Questo e' il miglior gruppo della citta'! Grazie Anthony! This is the best Italian meet up in town! Thanks Anthony! — Andres Jul. 27, 2010 ••• Nice, friendly people from all over the world — Alina Jul. 28, 2015 ••• Rencontre très agreeable  — SYLIA May 19, 2016 ••• Enjoyed seeing people from so many different cultures coming together to enjoy the Italian food and wine in a very nice setting. — Alicja Michaud Jul. 10, 2011 ••• The best language and culture specific Meetup in DC! Anthony is the perfect organizer and host! — Peter Feb. 29, 2012 ••• Gruppo sofisticato e colto. Bel gruppo — Marcela Olivia Dorantes Oct. 24, 2015 ••• This Meetup group is important in keeping the Italian culture vibrant. Anthony does a first-rate job ! — Bob Jan. 21, 2014 ••• This is by far the most organized and interesting group on Meetup so far. Keep it up! Grazie! — Anna Jul. 7, 2011 ••• Very active schedule of events. — theisjj Nov. 7, 2011 ••• There is so much going on that you'll never be bored! — Cristina Amoruso Apr. 28, 2010 ••• I love the variety of events offered and especially that the organizer provides so much insight so that you have a very full idea of what your are about to experience! Great job!— DianaR Sep. 3, 2014.

*****  WOW  &  OUCHHH !!!  READ + SEE  BELOW *****  MICHELANGELO's painful "SEXUAL REVENGE" for the ages on a Cardinal @ the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City ***** 

PIAZZA ITALIA has the MOST complete Italian Social Events Calendar/Schedule (© Click HERE to see our Calendar) in the DC-Metro area and beyond !!! <<< Copyright © 2016 - All rights reserved. PIAZZA ITALIA - Washington, DC Italian Language & Culture Group.

PIAZZA ITALIA organizes/sponsors/supports a plethora of Italian social Events in DC. MD. VA. Discover the variety of events we offer BELOW ... 

FREE informal Italian language lessons and conversations • Italian dining outs • Italian Happy Hour socials • Italian Dances • Italian Wine & Italian Food Festivals • Italian Films • Italian Opera, Italian Classical Music & Rock concerts • Italian Theater • Italian Museum Exhibits • Italian Literature • Italian events at the Embassy of Italy, Italian Cultural Institute, Italian Cultural Society, and Casa Italiana in DC • Outdoors • Italian Soccer & Sports • Travel.

© >>> FOR OUR PIAZZA ITALIA EVENTS CALENDAR CLICK HERE <<< Copyright © 2016 - All rights reserved. PIAZZA ITALIA - Washington, DC Italian Language & Culture Group.

Piazza Italia celebra la Lingua e la Cultura italiana nella Capitale degli USA. Siamo il miglior contatto Socio / Linguistico / Culturale con l’Italia senza distinzioni di eta' o culture. Siamo un club per TUTTI con un "crescendo" linguistico e culturale tutto italiano.

JOIN the fastest growing Italian Language and Culture meetup group WORLD-WIDE !!!  Ride the most EXCITING and as our Group name implies UNIQUE Italian WAVE in Washington, DC celebrating BOTH the Italian Language & Culture.

                     Anthony Galizia, MBA - PIAZZA ITALIA Group Founder/President

PIAZZA ITALIA is the ONLY Italian Meetup social Forum in Washington, DC with a Group Founder and President who is multi-lingual, world-traveler, with a B.A. and MBA from GWU, a former school teacher in Italy, and above all a "NATIVE" Italian Language speaker (see below for details).


At some of our organized events, informally (NOT in a classroom-like setting) and correctly learn, practice, and improve for FREE your Italian language conversational skills at ALL levels (Beginners to Advanced).  And unlike elsewhere, only here you can develop a more accurate understanding and appreciation of the complex Italian culture, IDIOMATIC expressions , and COLLOQUIALISMS (rarely learned in classrooms) from an EXPERT group leader who will enthusiastically assist YOU for FREE at relaxing Italian social & cultural Events weekly.

                                                 *** NOTES to joining  MEMBERS ***

                                >>> To JOIN PIAZZA ITALIA, please CLICK HERE <<<

Don't know the Italian language?  NO problems!  NO Italian language fluency is required ... You are ALL welcome to join our PIAZZA ITALIA... We are multi-cultural and lovers of the Italian culture!!!

Italian language conversational knowledge - beginners to advanced - is OPTIONAL at our weekly Italian social networking events.

                                ***** MICHELANGELO's painful "SEXUAL REVENGE" *****

OUCHHH - Revenge of the master artist MICHELANGELO - Sistine Chapel - Rome

MICHELANGELO - The Last Judgement - lower right detail  (1534). The Sistine Chapel, Rome  OUCHH! Cardinal BIAGIO Da CESENA - papal master of ceremonies - is painted as devil Minos (Minosse) - hell gates keeper.  Biagio told Pope Julius II within Michelangelo’s hearing range that the overall paintings, with the nudes (gli ignudi), would be more fitting for a tavern wall than a chapel.  In revenge Michelangelo put Biagio’s face on Minos and punished him with a most vicious snake bite for posterity!!!  The pope overruled the Cardinal’s request for removal in true Italian style!  AMEN !!!

     MICHELANGELO - The Last Judgement, The Sistine Chapel - SEE lower right detail  

               BOTTICELLI - Birth of Venus (1486) Galleria Degli Uffizi , Firenze/Florence

Portraits by a major Renaissance "chiaroscuro"  Italian Master artist CARAVAGGIO rendered with a BRUSH and NOT via digital photography !!!  A challange in today's age.

        CARAVAGGIO - Boy with a Basket of Fruit, 1593–1594  - Galleria Borghese, Roma 

  CARAVAGGIO - Amor Vincit Omnia/Amor Victorious - 1601. Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

Anche se non conoscete la lingua italiana siete TUTTI benvenuti a divenire soci della nostra PIAZZA ITALIA... Siamo pluriculturali ed amanti della cultura italiana!!!

A PIAZZA ITALIA c'incontriamo per fare quattro chiacchiere e delle risate su tutto cio' che volete e praticare l’italiano che avete gia’ appreso o state imparando formalmente in classe O condurre conversazioni in italiano ed inglese riguardanti la cultura e la societa’ italiana.


                 PIAZZA ITALIA - A BRIDGE across Multi-Ethnic+Multi-cultural Peoples

 L’ITALIA VISTA DALLO SPAZIO - ITALY AS SEEN FROM SPACE Courtesy of Luca Parmitano, Astronaut ***** The European Space Agency (ESA) and Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI).

                           ***** ADDITIONAL TESTIMONIALS from OUR MEMBERS ****

Fun, interesting people and a great leader with much knowledge to impart. — Louise Fraboni Mar. 15, 2011 ••• It's a very relaxing and pleasant athmosphere with people of all ages, interest, and language skills. A nice way to spend an evening in good company. The organizer deserves a special BRAVO! — Heide Aug. 10, 2010 ••• Mr. Anthony Galizia is a lively and engaging gentleman… "Antonio" was very gallant and social, introducing me to other participants … This is an eclectic, friendly and entertaining group of professional people; I am looking forward to learning this lovely language in such a relaxed ambiance. Cheers! — R.N. Jurgenson Jun. 29, 2010 ••• Lots of great events and people! — Virginia May 27, 2010 ••• Great group of people very dedicated to promoting an interest in all things Italian. — Rhoda Sep. 20, 2010 ••• What a great group! Friendly, welcoming, and fun. — Elizabeth Nov. 9, 2010



 LE FRECCE TRICOLORI - TRICOLOR ARROWS Air Force *** Aeronautica Militare Italiana

               Connecting WORLD-WIDE ITALIAN LANGUAGE and CULTURE enthusiasts ...

Join PIAZZA ITALIA and socialize with our world-wide college educated professionals, Scientists, Professors, Doctors, Lawyers, Researchers, Business professionals, Diplomats, Scholars, Students, Italian expatriates, New in Town, Singles, who love the Italian Language, the Italian culture, and EVERYTHING ITALIAN !!!

**** PIAZZA ITALIA in DC Where U.S., Italian, WORLD cultures converge ***** Our  Members: Cosmopoliti, Plurilingue e di tutte le nazionalita'  - Siamo un Club per tutti !!!

At other meetup clubs you have to PAY for their events. PIAZZA ITALIA is the ONLY NON-PROFIT Italian meetup club in DC offering the city's Best, Eclectic, most diversified, FREE and Exciting Italian Language & Culture events in DC, MD, VA + U.S. and International travel.

                                       Why haven't you joined PIAZZA ITALIA yet?

                      Le 20 Regioni + Capitali italiane -  ITALY's 20 REGIONS + CAPITALS


 Piazza Italia "WHERE Multi-faceted Italian social and cultural Events Galore are happening WEEKLY".

At our diversified events informal, relaxing, and FREE Italian language learning, practice, and conversations at ALL levels,  for ALL AGES, and cultural backgrounds are NOT a PREREQUISITE: They are OPTIONAL . We meet to “informally” practice what they “formally” teach in classrooms - the Italian language on ALL subject matters AND/OR entertain cultural conversations in Italian and English.       

PIAZZA ITALIA is the NEWEST and the ONLY Italian Meetup social networking Forum in Washington, DC with a "NATIVE" Italian Language speaker, Group Founder and Organizer.

 XI Century Norman-Swabian castle in PIAZZA ITALIA Group Founder/President/Events Organizer Anthony’s Italian home town.

Join PIAZZA ITALIA and chat with Anthony a highly extroverted, personable Group Founder, President, Organizer, a “NATIVE” Italian language speaker possessing an IN-DEPTH knowledge of and a passionate feeling for the HISTORY, TRADITIONS, and CULTURE of his ITALIA. He has lived on three continents and is Multilingual, world-traveler, former school teacher in ITALY and has earned a BA and MBA from the George Washington University. Anthony will make YOU feel like you are in ITALIA and can assist you for FREE with the correct usage of “basic” conversational Italian while enlightening others with more "advanced" Italian language and cultural IDIOMATIC expressions and COLLOQUIALISMS rarely learned in formal classroom settings or outside la BELLA ITALIA, il BEL PAESE.


***** For the Latin Lovers: "DULCIS in FUNDO" {LATINO = In Conclusione} *****

Compared to other larger, much older, and impersonal Meetup groups where you may be treated as a "NUMBER" and have to PAY to learn and practice a language, we are an intelligent and VERY friendly assembly of cosmopolitan people enjoying relatively MORE INTIMATE, exciting, and conducive to new friendships FREE Italian events.

SPERIAMO CHE DIVENIATE NOSTRI SOCI. Hopefully, you will become our members. The next step is YOURS: JOIN US today. It's FREE e' GRATIS !!! Mille Grazie ed Arrivederci a tutti.  Anthony.

© >>> FOR OUR PIAZZA ITALIA EVENTS CALENDAR CLICK HERE <<< Copyright © 2016 - All rights reserved. PIAZZA ITALIA - Washington, DC Italian Language & Culture Group.

                                       >>> To JOIN PIAZZA ITALIA, please CLICK HERE <<<

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