Welcome to Benvenuti!

Benvenuti online Italian club was launched in May 2021 and is already proving popular with Brendoncare members. 

It is hosted on Zoom by Cinzia, an archaeologist, anthropologist and English teacher, from her home in Rome. She learnt about Brendoncare via social media.

During the sessions we explore aspects of Italian culture, starting from two of Cinzia’s favourite places, Rome – her home city, and Florence – where Cinzia has been working for many years. We look at art, food, music and language, and there is the chance to learn some Italian, from how to introduce yourself, to terms used in food and opera.

So far, the group has learnt some basic greetings, ‘visited’ an Etruscan site near Rome and found out a little about the influence of the Romans on Britain. Between sessions, members are able to practice their Italian language and learn more about the places they have ‘visited’ through a series of links and videos.

As the sessions progress, Cinzia plans to record some short videos on location in Rome to really bring the sights, sounds and atmosphere of the city to life for Brendoncare members.

Benvenuti runs on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 3:30 pm.

Member Feedback

  • Links to resources on YouTube and in PDFs are very useful.
  • Lovely to be taught by a native Italian, who is friendly and approachable.
  • Great for ancient history buffs.