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Learning at the CCI

Registration is now open for our Fall 2023 Semester! Classes will begin the week of September 11th and continue through December 9th. Times will depend on language and level.
Board members gather at entrance to CCI

This page is dedicated to Dr. Renata Giacobbe (1938-2013)

Italian Classes

Beginner Italian 

Mondays at 7:15 pm

Tuesdays at 6:00 pm

Thursdays at 2:30 pm

Instructor Luciana Galante

Instructor Manola De Munda

Instructor Maria Garozzo-Payne

Sep. 11 – Dec. 4

Sep. 12 – Dec. 5

Sep. 14 – Dec. 7

Advanced Beginner Italian

Tuesdays at 7:15 pm

Thursdays at 1:00 pm 

Instructor Paul Castricone

Instructor Maria Garozzo-Payne

Sep. 12 – Dec. 5

Sep. 14 – Dec. 7

Intermediate Italian

Mondays at 6:00 pm

Instructor Marco Trivellato

Sep. 11 – Dec. 4

Conversation Italian (proficiency required)

Saturdays at 10:30 am

Instructor Emanuela Pecchoioli

Sep. 16 – Dec. 9

Children’s Italian

Saturdays at 11:45 am

Instructor: Domenica DiBartolomeo

Sep. 16 – Dec. 9

Sicilian Classes

Sicilian I

Mondays at 6:00 pm

Instructors: Angelo Coniglio and Maria Garozzo-Payne

Sep. 11 – Dec. 4

Sicilian Conversation

This course is not currently being offered 

Instructors: Angelo Coniglio and Maria Garozzo Payne

Check back in the future!

Class Cost

Class cost is as follows:

Adult Classes:

  • $175.00 for CCI Members
  • $225.00 for non-members

Prices include materials and workbook.

Children’s Classes:

  • $125 for CCI Members
  • $175 for non-members

Prices include supplies.

To register send a check to CCI Buffalo, 2351 Delaware Ave. Buffalo NY 14216. If have any questions, contact Toni Marie Di Leo at 716-432-9512 or email her at

Tourism Class

Check back later — course details coming soon!

Instructor Pietro Mendola

Fall 2023

Meet the Instructors

Paul Castricone Headshot

Paul Castricone

Italian Advanced Beginner Lessons

Marco Trivellato Headshot

Marco Trivellato

Italian Intermediate Lessons

Manola de Munda headshot

Manola De Munda

Italian Beginner Lessons

Luciana Galante Headshot

Luciana Galante

Italian Beginner Lessons

Angelo Felice Coniglio Headshot

Angelo Felice Coniglio

Sicilian Instructor

Emanuela Pecchoioli

Italian Conversation

Pietro Mendola

Tourism Instructor

Domenica DiBartolomeo

Children’s Italian Classes

Maria Garozza Payne Headshots

Maria Garozzo-Payne, MPA

Sicilian Instructor

Italian Beginner Lessons

Italian Advanced Beginner Lessons