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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

Massa Cafe & Gelateria

Ciao a tutti! I have great news! We have reached 50 members for our I Ciceroni group, where we have fun eating dinner and chatting in Italian at Massa Cafe in Elmwood Park. As you know, we meet the first Wednesday of every month. At both our April 3 and May 1 meetings, I will be giving away 5 free copies of my "Conversational Italian for Travelers Just the Important Phrases Phrases" pocket travel book to celebrate this milestone. Please sign up for one of these meetings and attend to be put into the raffle! Unfortunately, though, I will also be removing those from this Meet Up group list if they cannot attend one of the next two meetings and do not contact me, in order to allow new people to join. This does not mean you cannot come to our group - it is an open group and we would love to have you - only that we will no longer be sending out Meet Up notifications. Spero che ci vediamo presto!

Venite da noi Ciceroni

Massa Cafe & Gelateria

Ciao a tutti! I have great news! We have reached 50 members for our I Ciceroni group, where we have fun eating dinner and chatting in Italian at Massa Cafe in Elmwood Park. As you know, we meet the first Wednesday of every month. At both our April 3 and May 1 meetings, I will be giving away 5 free copies of my "Conversational Italian for Travelers Just the Important Phrases Phrases" pocket travel book to celebrate this milestone. Please sign up for one of these meetings and attend to be put into the raffle! Unfortunately, though, I will also be removing those from this Meet Up group list if they cannot attend one of the next two meetings and do not contact me, in order to allow new people to join. This does not mean you cannot come to our group - it is an open group and we would love to have you - only that we will no longer be sending out Meet Up notifications. Spero che ci vediamo presto!

Venite da noi Ciceroni

Massa Cafe & Gelateria

Ciao a tutti! I have great news! We have reached 50 members for our I Ciceroni group, where we have fun eating dinner and chatting in Italian at Massa Cafe in Elmwood Park. As you know, we meet the first Wednesday of every month. At both our April 3 and May 1 meetings, I will be giving away 5 free copies of my "Conversational Italian for Travelers Just the Important Phrases Phrases" pocket travel book to celebrate this milestone. Please sign up for one of these meetings and attend to be put into the raffle! Unfortunately, though, I will also be removing those from this Meet Up group list if they cannot attend one of the next two meetings and do not contact me, in order to allow new people to join. This does not mean you cannot come to our group - it is an open group and we would love to have you - only that we will no longer be sending out Meet Up notifications. Spero che ci vediamo presto!

Venite da noi Ciceroni

Massa Cafe & Gelateria

Ciao a tutti! I have great news! We have reached 50 members for our I Ciceroni group, where we have fun eating dinner and chatting in Italian at Massa Cafe in Elmwood Park. As you know, we meet the first Wednesday of every month. At both our April 3 and May 1 meetings, I will be giving away 5 free copies of my "Conversational Italian for Travelers Just the Important Phrases Phrases" pocket travel book to celebrate this milestone. Please sign up for one of these meetings and attend to be put into the raffle! Unfortunately, though, I will also be removing those from this Meet Up group list if they cannot attend one of the next two meetings and do not contact me, in order to allow new people to join. This does not mean you cannot come to our group - it is an open group and we would love to have you - only that we will no longer be sending out Meet Up notifications. Spero che ci vediamo presto!

Past events (20)

Venite da noi Ciceroni

Massa Cafe & Gelateria

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