Garibaldi-Meucci Museum Announces Italian Classes

Registration for the spring semester of Italian language classes at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is now open. The 12-week semester begins February 25, with 90-minute classes offered weekdays, weekends and evenings to accommodate most schedules, for students of all levels of proficiency. Weekday classes will be taught by Rose Frisari on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, weekend classes will be taught by Professor Louis Leonini on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and evening classes will be taught by Maria Bonavita on Mondays and Wednesdays. Classes are limited to a maximum of 20 students and minimum of 10. Tuition is $165 for non-members and $150 for museum members and must be paid in advance.

Top 10 Reasons to Register Today:

Reason # 1: You made a New Year's resolution to learn a new language.
Reason # 2: You want to research your family roots and interpret old documents.
Reason # 3: You are in love with the sound of the Italian language.
Reason # 4: You are in love with an Italian.
Reason # 5: You want to know exactly what you're ordering the next time you go to an Italian restaurant.
Reason # 6: You don't want to look or sound like a tourist when you visit Italy.
Reason # 7: You want to sing along with Andrea Bocelli.
Reason # 8: You want to watch "La Dolce Vita" without having to read subtitles.
Reason # 9: You want to read the original "Dante's Inferno."
Reason # 10: Your spouse's relatives are Italian, and you think they may be talking about you.

And Reason # 11: You want to learn to speak Italian the way it should be taught-by dedicated teachers who share their love of the Italian language and culture with every student, from novice beginner to native speaker-in a place rich in Italian history and culture-Staten Island's Historical Italian Landmark, which was home to an Italian genius and refuge to an Italian hero-and at a fraction of the cost of other Italian language programs.

For a full schedule or to register, visit or call 718-442-1608.<