What we're about

Our mission is to promote an appreciation of Italian language and culture through social engagement. We help people with a strong interest in Italy connect with one another, both online and in person. Membership is FREE and we're open to all levels of Italian language from zero to native fluency.

We welcome as members those with and without Italian heritage alike. All races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, sexualities, (dis)abilities are encouraged to join.

We're the original Italian language meetup group in our area and still growing. Tutti possono aderire al nostro gruppo. Se ci aiuti a crescere... cresceremo insieme!

Want to find out more? Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @passatempoclub Check our calendar to see the exact time and location of events and come join us. Read more about our activities using the links on this page.

We do not permit the use of this group for solicitation purposes, nor will harassment of any group members be tolerated. If you experience harassment, please report it to one of the group organizers or to Meetup (or both).

Quattro chiacchiere tra amici: (https://www.meetup.com/italiano/pages/Quattro_chiacchiere_tra_amici/) These bi-weekly events offer the opportunity to practice your Italian with other very friendly and enthusiastic Italian language speakers in a highly informal and comfortable setting. Our group is at all levels of Italian proficiency from beginning to advanced and we all help each other. Parleremo di tutto e di niente, l'importante è stare in compagnia e farsi anche qualche risata.

Cineforum italiano (https://www.meetup.com/italiano/pages/Cineforum_Italiano/): Italian films are a wonderful way to share an Italian cultural experience.

Frequently Asked Questions (https://www.meetup.com/italiano/pages/Frequently_Asked_Questions/): Answers to some of the common questions about our Italian group.

Group Rules and Guidelines (https://www.meetup.com/passatempo/pages/Group_Rules_and_Guidelines/?name=Group_Rules_and_Guidelines)

Favorites (https://www.meetup.com/passatempo/pages/I_nostri_siti_web_preferiti/): This link takes you to a list of some of our favorite Italian organizations in Washington, DC.

And it doesn't stop there! We're always looking for new opportunities to socialize while enjoying Italian language and culture. We participate in guided museum tours, lectures, exhibits, street festivals, concerts, sporting events and cultural events at the Italian embassy and other locations. All the events are selected with the Italian and italophile in mind. You'll see the exact time and location for events once you join our group.

Upcoming events (4+)

Italian Conversation Hour

Online event

Merch:
https://www.zazzle.com/store/sonoarrivato

Socials:
https://www.instagram.com/passatempoclub/
https://www.twitter.com/passatempoclub/
https://discord.gg/7yzeHXxmbr

Gofundme to maintain our paid Zoom account for meetings over 40 mins:
https://gofund.me/656d1719

By informal vote, our Zoom meetings follow this routine:
1. First 5 mins - Introductions
2. 10 mins - breakout
3. 2 mins - return to main room
4. Repeat 2-3 until 5 mins are left in hour
5. Final 5 mins - closing conversation and goodbyes

Italian Word of the Day: https://www.transparent.com/word-of-the-day/today/italian.html

Italian Conversation Hour

Online event

Merch:
https://www.zazzle.com/store/sonoarrivato

Socials:
https://www.instagram.com/passatempoclub/
https://www.twitter.com/passatempoclub/
https://discord.gg/7yzeHXxmbr

Gofundme to maintain our paid Zoom account for meetings over 40 mins:
https://gofund.me/656d1719

By informal vote, our Zoom meetings follow this routine:
1. First 5 mins - Introductions
2. 10 mins - breakout
3. 2 mins - return to main room
4. Repeat 2-3 until 5 mins are left in hour
5. Final 5 mins - closing conversation and goodbyes

Italian Word of the Day: https://www.transparent.com/word-of-the-day/today/italian.html

Book Club Meeting - "Racconti Romani" di Alberto Moravia

We will read selected stories (2-3) from the "Racconti Romani" (Roman Tales) di Alberto Moravia. The book can be found both in Italian or in English. BUT here are the Italian pdf version of the stories selected: "Scherzi del Caldo", "Scorfani", "Il Picche Nicche". Discussion will be in Italian.
Here are the three stories Pdf files:
Scherzi del Caldo: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uikrCWwcIepPwsahc5sHz2hdQU2BVUR4/view?usp=sharing
Scorfani: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H5pqVlRFMY_mWt4CQ4UKDUADYdJsTdrV/view?usp=sharing
Il Piche Niche: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19R46TfnjUwe7mHEBu1WP3B9uFAfB2HQg/view?usp=sharing

Note if you think that we should discuss just 1 or 2 stories, let us know

Italian Conversation Hour

Online event

Merch:
https://www.zazzle.com/store/sonoarrivato

Socials:
https://www.instagram.com/passatempoclub/
https://www.twitter.com/passatempoclub/
https://discord.gg/7yzeHXxmbr

Gofundme to maintain our paid Zoom account for meetings over 40 mins:
https://gofund.me/656d1719

By informal vote, our Zoom meetings follow this routine:
1. First 5 mins - Introductions
2. 10 mins - breakout
3. 2 mins - return to main room
4. Repeat 2-3 until 5 mins are left in hour
5. Final 5 mins - closing conversation and goodbyes

Italian Word of the Day: https://www.transparent.com/word-of-the-day/today/italian.html

Past events (2,221)

Italian Conversation Hour

Online event

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