The last week ODLI (Organization for the Development of the Italian Language and Culture) and the Italian community of Miami celebrated the 19th Week of the Italian Language in the World through two events.
On the October 18th Miami City Hall hosted the annual Festa Italiana, with the participation of the Consulate General of Italy in Miami, COM.IT.ES., Società Dante Alighieri and the Associazione Nazionale Carabinieri. The event was supported by many sponsors, like Toscana Divino, Cipriani, Doma, Il Forno, Ecuators Planet, Dolcesia, Prima Classe and Orso. On the occasion, our president Luigi Bava delivered the Award Friends of Italy 2019 to the Central Region Administrative Director Alejandro Perez for the support of the Italian Language Programs in Miami Dade County Public School and the outstanding support to the Italian Community.
In addition, ODLI held a competition for all the Italian language students in Miami – from elementary schools to University – named 1st Italian Video Project.
The competition was inspired by the theme of the Italian Language Week 2019, “L’italiano sul palcoscenico” and challenged the students to create a promotional video that tells the story of an Italian work of art and took place on October 22nd at the headquarters of Società Dante Alighieri.