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The group "i Ciceroni" was founded 10 years ago, and takes its name from the word "cicerone," for the "guidance" and "insight" about the Italian language that our members bring to each other. The group meets for friendly conversation in Italian over dinner the first Wednesday each month at Massa Cafe, 7434 W. North Avenue in Elmwood Park, from 7 PM - 9 PM. The goal of the group is to speak only in Italian, with English used occasionally when necessary for clarification, so we welcome those who truly want an immersion experience. Occasional short presentations about Italian culture or history may be given during the meeting, as scheduled by the moderator of the group. All Italophiles welcome!

Il gruppo dei “Ciceroni” fù fondato 10 anni fà. Si chiama “Ciceroni” perché significa “guida” e “approfondimento” riguardo la lingua Italiana che i nostri membri portano per gli uni e gli altri. Il gruppo si incontra per conversare fra amici parlando italiano mentre si pranza. Il gruppo si incontra ogni primo mercoledì del mese dalle sette alle nove di sera in un ristorante italiano che si chiama “Massa”. Esso si trova a 7434 W. North Avenue in Elmwood Park. Lo scopo che il gruppo vorrebbe raggiungere è di conversare principalmente in Italiano mentre l’ Inglese serve solo per essere usato quando è necessario fare delle chiarificazioni. Noi accogliamo tutti coloro che vogliono fare una esperienza d’ immersione. A volte durante i nostri incontri facciamo delle piccole dimostrazioni riguardo la cultura Italiana o la sua storia come specificato dal moderatore del gruppo. Tutti gli Italofili sono benvenuti!

Upcoming events (5)

Venite da noi Ciceroni now on Zoom!

Massa Cafe & Gelateria

Ciao a tutti! I Ciceroni will now meet through Zoom! Same day, same time, the first Wednesday of the month, from 7 PM to 7:40 PM. I hope that all are members are well and sheltering in place to stay safe. In order to reserve for our next meeting, please either leave a message here with your email address or email me, Kathryn, with your reservation to [masked]. To maintain security, I will not post the link on Meet UP, but will send the link the morning of the event to those who have reserved via email. Please reserve on Meet UP as well so Meet Up has a record of the attendees. If you want, bring your laptop to the dinner table and share with us what Italian dish you have made for the evening and eat as we chat, as we usually do. After the first 20 minutes, I can present something to read in Italian with the English translation, or we can just keep chatting! So... Join us in the I Ciceroni group and chat in Italian the first Wednesday of each month. Watch your ability to speak Italian improve in no time over Italian dinner in the comfort of your own home. We will wait until we can enjoy dinner and gelato again at Massa Cafe in Elmwood Park. We are a virtual group for now, looking forward for when we can really meet our good friends again each month. Please join us! Alla prossima volta!

Venite da noi Ciceroni now on Zoom!

Massa Cafe & Gelateria

Ciao a tutti! I Ciceroni will now meet through Zoom! Same day, same time, the first Wednesday of the month, from 7 PM to 7:40 PM. I hope that all are members are well and sheltering in place to stay safe. In order to reserve for our next meeting, please either leave a message here with your email address or email me, Kathryn, with your reservation to [masked]. To maintain security, I will not post the link on Meet UP, but will send the link the morning of the event to those who have reserved via email. Please reserve on Meet UP as well so Meet Up has a record of the attendees. If you want, bring your laptop to the dinner table and share with us what Italian dish you have made for the evening and eat as we chat, as we usually do. After the first 20 minutes, I can present something to read in Italian with the English translation, or we can just keep chatting! So... Join us in the I Ciceroni group and chat in Italian the first Wednesday of each month. Watch your ability to speak Italian improve in no time over Italian dinner in the comfort of your own home. We will wait until we can enjoy dinner and gelato again at Massa Cafe in Elmwood Park. We are a virtual group for now, looking forward for when we can really meet our good friends again each month. Please join us! Alla prossima volta!

Venite da noi Ciceroni now on Zoom!

Massa Cafe & Gelateria

Ciao a tutti! I Ciceroni will now meet through Zoom! Same day, same time, the first Wednesday of the month, from 7 PM to 7:40 PM. I hope that all are members are well and sheltering in place to stay safe. In order to reserve for our next meeting, please either leave a message here with your email address or email me, Kathryn, with your reservation to [masked]. To maintain security, I will not post the link on Meet UP, but will send the link the morning of the event to those who have reserved via email. Please reserve on Meet UP as well so Meet Up has a record of the attendees. If you want, bring your laptop to the dinner table and share with us what Italian dish you have made for the evening and eat as we chat, as we usually do. After the first 20 minutes, I can present something to read in Italian with the English translation, or we can just keep chatting! So... Join us in the I Ciceroni group and chat in Italian the first Wednesday of each month. Watch your ability to speak Italian improve in no time over Italian dinner in the comfort of your own home. We will wait until we can enjoy dinner and gelato again at Massa Cafe in Elmwood Park. We are a virtual group for now, looking forward for when we can really meet our good friends again each month. Please join us! Alla prossima volta!

Venite da noi Ciceroni now on Zoom!

Massa Cafe & Gelateria

Ciao a tutti! I Ciceroni will now meet through Zoom! Same day, same time, the first Wednesday of the month, from 7 PM to 7:40 PM. I hope that all are members are well and sheltering in place to stay safe. In order to reserve for our next meeting, please either leave a message here with your email address or email me, Kathryn, with your reservation to [masked]. To maintain security, I will not post the link on Meet UP, but will send the link the morning of the event to those who have reserved via email. Please reserve on Meet UP as well so Meet Up has a record of the attendees. If you want, bring your laptop to the dinner table and share with us what Italian dish you have made for the evening and eat as we chat, as we usually do. After the first 20 minutes, I can present something to read in Italian with the English translation, or we can just keep chatting! So... Join us in the I Ciceroni group and chat in Italian the first Wednesday of each month. Watch your ability to speak Italian improve in no time over Italian dinner in the comfort of your own home. We will wait until we can enjoy dinner and gelato again at Massa Cafe in Elmwood Park. We are a virtual group for now, looking forward for when we can really meet our good friends again each month. Please join us! Alla prossima volta!

Past events (32)

Venite da noi Ciceroni now on Zoom!

Massa Cafe & Gelateria

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