News Flash !!!

The Coalition of Italian American Organizations of Delaware County (CIAO Delco) wishes to thank those who attended “An Italian Cabaret Evening” on Saturday evening, April 13, 2019. The Cabaret included dinner and refreshments, a Silent Auction, dancing and fine music by The Singing DJ’s … Tina, Franco & Leonardo!

Approximately 160 guests attended and the event was successful in raising over $3,000; all proceeds benefit the advancement of Italian Studies at Widener University, Neumann University, and Wilmington University; and, The Italian American Heritage Festival held annually, on the first Sunday of June.

All were fortunate to have in attendance last evening, Ms. Patrizia Calanchini Monti, Consulate General of Italy, Philadelphia, who spoke of the importance of keeping Italian culture alive and vibrant. Monsignor Ralph Chieffo, St. Mary Magdalen, Upper Providence, delivered the invocation.

Another highlight of the evening included the introduction of the “Italian American Heritage Festival Hat”, created and crafted by James May, Designer. The “Festival Hat” will debut at the “Decade Celebration” of the Italian American Heritage Festival on June 2, 2019, where we will “Salute First Responders & Fallen Heroes…Those who put their own lives on the line to ensure our safety!”

‘Salute’ to the creativity and enthusiasm of CIAO Delco volunteers who created a true celebration, Italian style!


Join us for —

Entertainment all day – The Neglia Band, The Pennsport String Band, Fulvio & Sal, Heidi Starr,  The CORO, Vito Lombardo, Claudio D’Addono

Have fun learning how to play bocce ball at one of our 3 bocce ball courts

The bounce houses at the Kids field of Fun is always fun for the children.

Check out the vintage Italian cars and vote for the “Best in Show”

Or just sit down, relax, and enjoy the wonderful Italian food and sweets our vendors have prepared for you.  Guaranteed, you will not go home hungry.

**** One last thing, try Ariano’s Pizza from his new brick over that will be on-site making fresh pizza !!!!




Italian Language Classes *** 

The 25th annual Italian class is back at Neumann University!   The classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:45pm starting March 22nd until May 31st.  We will meet in the Bachmann Main Building on the third floor in room 316.   The class is sponsored by L’Associazione Regionale Abruzzese Delco.

The cost for the 10 week course is $100 and an additional $20 for the book (optional). The class will be primarily to teach conversational Italian for beginners. If you are interested, please call

Casilda Quaciari at 484­-680­-1172 or email at