Central Italy

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Central Italy!

DA Central Italy is a chapter of DA Italy, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Italy. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Central Italy, please contact us.

Bob Vallier, Chapter Chair
Democrats Abroad - Central Italy
[email protected]

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DAItaly

DA Central Italy Leadership:

Bob Vallier
| DA Italy Vice Chair, Chair - Central Italy Chapter
Jane Zaloga
| Secretary - Central Italy Chapter
Joyce Barnett
| Treasurer - Central Italy Chapter
Joanne Maloney Chiarelli
| Chair - Bologna Precinct
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    Florence & Central Italy Chapter - Upcoming Events

    In perseverance of a prosperous, equal, safe, and healthy future for us all and for future generations, we ask you to join us in our efforts to make a difference during this particularly volatile moment for Democracy around the globe...

    • JUNE 15 - CHAPTER MEETING: BREAKFAST AND SOME FUN POLITICAL TALK!

    Shake Cafè Firenze, Via del Corso 28; Saturday, June 15 from 11 am to 12:30 pm

    We’ll also discuss the ongoings in DA Italy and our chapter plans up to the Presidential Primaries. Come join in the planning and help move DA Florence forward.

    • JULY 2 - FIRST DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY DEBATE WATCH.

    WHERE: Ristorante Lorenzo de' Medici in Via del Giglio, 49, 50123 Firenze

    WHEN: Tuesday, July 2 from 6:45pm to 9pm.

    We’ll meet up for an aperitivo or pizza and watch clips from the first round of the Democratic Party Primary 2-night debates that are taking place July 26 & 27. We'll cheer on our favorite candidates, discuss & debate their differences. Don’t miss out on the fun!

    • JULY 6 - TOSCANA PRIDE IN PISA!

    Strut your Pride through the streets of Pisa at this year’s Toscana Pride. A group from DA will meet up and take the train from Florence. More info to come!

    • SEPTEMBER 20 - THIRD DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY DEBATE WATCH.

    Save the date.. place and time TBA.

    Join us for another round of the Presidential Primary debates. 

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    Make these a friends’ night out!! 

    Invite 3 friends to each event, members or not, Democrats or not, and make plans to attend together!

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    For more info, to volunteer in any capacity, and to RSVP for events please contact us at [email protected] 


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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, November 02, 2021 at 07:00 PM Rome Time

    DAI Fundraising Extravaganza Event 6

    Join us for our next four Fundraising Extravaganza Events of 2021!

    We are pleased to announce the program of our remaining fundraising events for 2021.  We thank all of the generous donors who have supported our first four events this year.  To achieve our annual fundraising goal, we still need your continued support to prepare for the 2022 mid-term elections through voter registration and outreach.

    Your contribution will help us get out the vote in Italy and ensure that we maintain and expand our Democratic majorities in the House and Senate.

    After the success of our first hybrid virtual/in-person event in July from Florence, we will continue to organize events in different venues to build community for each local chapter or precinct.

    Our fundraising events showcase the best of Italy: art, culture, wine and la dolce vita!

    Season ticket holders are welcome to attend each event either online or in-person.  If you have not yet purchased a season ticket, we have a special offer: 30 EUR donation for the next four events instead of 75 EUR!

    Donations for individual events are still 25 EUR for each in-person event (this includes a drink & snacks) or 15 EUR for each online event.

    Please provide your email address so we can send a Zoom link the day before the event.

    For in-person event donors: we will send you the address of the venue as soon as we receive your donation.

    For season ticket holders: please email us if you wish to attend the in-person events [email protected]

    Arrivederci!

    DA Italy Fundraising Committee

    Event 6: Tuesday, November 2 at 7:00 PM CET

    A lecture by Eli Gottlieb on the parallax view: American exile in Italy, seen from North and South

    Live venue:  Rome, location to be announced

    private

    Eli Gottlieb is a novelist, essayist and journalist.  His novels have won him the Rome Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the McKitterick Prize of the British Society of Authors and have been published in 14 languages.  A former Senior Editor of Elle Magazine, he has written for the New York Times, the New Republic, The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, among others.   He was a University Lecturer in Padova, Italy, and now teaches fiction writing and literature at Columbia University.  He lives in upstate New York.

    Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 06:30 PM Rome Time

    DAI Fundraising Extravaganza Event 8

    Join us for our next four Fundraising Extravaganza Events of 2021!

    We are pleased to announce the program of our remaining fundraising events for 2021.  We thank all of the generous donors who have supported our first four events this year.  To achieve our annual fundraising goal, we still need your continued support to prepare for the 2022 mid-term elections through voter registration and outreach.

    Your contribution will help us get out the vote in Italy and ensure that we maintain and expand our Democratic majorities in the House and Senate.

    After the success of our first hybrid virtual/in-person event in July from Florence, we will continue to organize events in different venues to build community for each local chapter or precinct.

    Our fundraising events showcase the best of Italy: art, culture, wine and la dolce vita!

    Season ticket holders are welcome to attend each event either online or in-person.  If you have not yet purchased a season ticket, we have a special offer: 30 EUR donation for the next four events instead of 75 EUR!

    Donations for individual events are still 25 EUR for each in-person event (this includes a drink & snacks) or 15 EUR for each online event.

    Please provide your email address so we can send a Zoom link the day before the event.

    For in-person event donors: we will send you the address of the venue as soon as we receive your donation.

    For season ticket holders: please email us if you wish to attend the in-person events [email protected]

    Arrivederci!

    DA Italy Fundraising Committee

    Event 8: Tuesday, December 14 at 6:30 PM CET

    A discussion on wine by Robert Camuto, author of the newly released South of Somewhere: Wine, Food and the Soul of Italy.

    Live venue: Verona, location to be announced

    private

    Robert Camuto is a prize-winning American author and journalist who has lived in Europe for 20 years, where he has immersed himself in the food and wine traditions of Italy and France. Robert is a contributing editor to a preeminent American wine journal, and writes a twice-monthly column  called Robert Camuto Meets…

    South of Somewhere is his third book and his second from Italy, following the critically acclaimed Palmento: A Sicilian Wine Odyssey (2010). He lives with his family in Verona, Italy.