This group is focused on friendly Italian conversation, for the purposes of better learning the language and meeting new people. The goal will be to meet on a regular basis in the Raleigh and surrounding areas for informal chiacchiericcio. From time to time we may have suggested readings or little grammatical focuses, (though nothing too formal). The idea will be to focus on speaking *in* Italian, mutually helping each other improve (vocabulary, grammar, syntax, etc) in a friendly way. Making new acquaintances and friends while enjoying some coffee or wine, and exploring other parts of the culture will naturally go with the territory! I expect this group to grow and morph to meet the needs of those wishing to speak outside their box.