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Last updated 05/26/2021


By Sally Valenti


Il Circolo Begins its 45th Year!

Antonella Brancaccio, 

Sally Valenti, 

Chris Salamone

Suzanne Petti, 

Emelio Petti

Barbara Salani with son, Gregory

Joan Nova, 

Concetta Schiatarella

Rose DeAngelis, 

Kimberly De Angelis,

Megan De Angelis

Sally Valenti, 

Gino De Marco

Il Circolo held its 44th Anniversary Gala, Celebrazione delle Donne, at The Breakers on March 8th, International Women’s Day. The sold-out dinner-dance was indeed a celebration par excellence. Music by Gino De Marco’s band which included 4 singers kept the dance floor full and lively. Other stellar performances by concert pianists Sergio and Barbara Salani, tenor Carlos De Antonis and Italian pop singer Alessandro Coli, who came from Rimini, Italy, to attend, made for an entertainment-packed evening.

The party began with a Tuscan cocktail hour, followed by dinner in the Gold Room. After the singing of the American and Italian anthems, a welcome from President Paul Finizio, greetings by event chairs Antonella Brancaccio Balzano and Chris Salamone, and a blessing from Bishop Gerald Barbarito read by Patrick Valenti, the sumptuous feast was served.

Honoree Barbara Salani, international concert pianist, educator and author of "Music for Life", stated in her thank-you speech that she revered the welcome she has received from Il Circolo and the Florida community since she moved to the U.S. and will continue to follow her dedication to educating young people especially in the musical arts.

Honoree Sally Valenti, affectionately known as La Regina of Il Circolo for her 35 years of service, was greeted at the podium by Paul Leone, CEO of The Breakers, with a sparkling-jeweled crown which was placed on her head. In her remarks, she expressed gratitude to her immigrant parents, the founders of Il Circolo, to Paul Finizio for his daily phone calls, to her devoted family, all of whom were there, and to the organization which gave her purpose and opportunities for continued learning in her golden years.

As a token of appreciation for their dedication to preserving Italian culture, the two honorees received beautiful ceramic gifts made in Italy.

As the evening ended, each guest left the party with a smiling face, a Buona Notte, and an Italian designer bag full of Italian goodies donated by Colavita, DelGrosso, Ferrero, Vigo/Alessi, Flora, and Cosa Duci.

Il Circolo is ready for its 45th year!

Family at the Gala

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