Pirandello Institute of Italian Language and Culture

Our Mission
The Pirandello Institute has long been a dream of Vita Mesnick.

Dreams come true every day but, what does it take for dreams to become reality? Love, patience and a lot of dedication. The Pirandello Institute is the fruit of Vita’s passion, effort and commitment. We offer classes, workshops, and lectures in Italian language and culture to adults and children whose roots are Italian and those who have a love for Italy, Italian literature, cuisine, and music. 

Our Classes

Classes in Italian language, grammar, conversation, literature, and culture begin every 8 weeks. We also offer Italian for Children!


Interested in learning Spanish or English? Want to purchase a gift certificate for an Italophile in your life? Email us for more information!


Private and semi-private lessons can be arranged, as well as classes via FaceTime. 

The next session begins August 1, 2022!
In-person classes available!

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Upcoming Events

Italian Movie Night
Join us this Friday to watch an Italian movie (with English subtitles). On August 19, 2022, we will be presenting "Lazzaro Felice"
Aug 19, 7:00 PM
Dutchess County Casa Italiana,
1195 NY-376, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, USA

Join Us

Help us in our mission to encourage those who are passionate about Italy, Italian language, literature, cuisine, and music. Email pirandelloinstitute@gmail.com