Our association is formed by men and women of Italian birth, Americans of Italian decent and many others just interested in the Italian culture and language. We are located in Delaware County and invite all those who may be interested in our activities and goals to join us.

L’Associazione Regionale Abruzzese Delco is very active in our local community.  Several of our functions include:

Italian language school—The school is intended for beginners as well as those more advanced in the Italian language seeking to either learn the language or perfect their skills.

For information call Casila Quaciari at 484-680-1172 or e-mail at

Italian language and culture club—This program is offered to the 7th & 8th grade students of St. Mary Magdalen Elementary school in Upper Providence, PA.

Mass in the Italian language— St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Upper Providence has agreed to celebrate Mass in the Italian language for us on a quarterly basis.

Monthly movies in the Italian language—This program is under the direction of Dr. Thomas Benedetti, Professor Italian language program at Widener University offering free Italian movies the last Wednesday of each month.

Bocce Club— Bocce club members meet every Friday evening for a fun filled evening of bocce, food, and camaraderie with friends. Saint Mary Magdalen Church, Court behind the garages.

Annual Dinner Dance—Festive occasion with dinner and dancing, recognition of a local individual/individuals who contribute to the fostering of the Italian culture and language in the United States.

Annual Christmas Party—Fun filled afternoon with live music, buffet dinner, and visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus with distribution of gifts for the children.

Annual Fundraiser —Afternoon of music, buffet dinner to raise monies for Don Guanella’s outreach program & our own scholarship fund.

Periodic Special Fundraisers—The Organization will occasionally hold a special fundraiser in order to support a major concern or disaster.

Scholarship program—Annual rewarding of young individuals showing a special interest in the Italian language and culture.

Youth Soccer—Sponsor of a youth soccer team in the Aston Soccer league.

Annual Italian Music Festival—Held in conjunction with the Foreign Language department of Widener University in April.

Italian American Heritage Festival—Our organization has been a major contributor and sponsor to the Italian American Heritage Festival held annually in Rose Tree Park the first Sunday of June.

     Italian Radio Program—-     

Under the auspices of Associazione Regionale Abruzzese DELCO

Sunday morning at 9am Italian Radio Program “Mattinata Musicale” started broadcasting 0n WTEL AM (formerly WIP 610), hosted by Melissa Cannavo-Marino

Cannavo-Marino also hosts “Mattinata Musicale” on Wilmington’s 1450 AM WILM’s “Radio Italian Style” programs Sunday mornings at 8am.