Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street
Danbury, Ct 06810
Mailbox: Berkshire Hall, Room 120B, Midtown Campus
Patrizia Farina is a native of Italy, and she lived mostly in the Veneto and Toscana regions. She holds a “Laurea di Dottore in Lettere Antiche” (Italian degree) for “Classical Languages and Literatures” from the Universita degli Studi di Pisa (Italy), where she wrote her thesis on Roman History. She is ABD from the University of Alberta, in Edmonton (Canada), where she completed all course work towards a Ph.D. in “Roman Archaeology”. Her professional experience includes participation in archeological excavations in various sites, including a Roman Villa in Ruoti, PZ (Italy). After over twenty years of teaching all levels of Latin and Italian courses at Cornell University, Colgate, Syracuse University, and the University of Connecticut (Storrs), she currently teaches Italian Language at Western Connecticut State University.
In addition to her teaching, each spring she organizes trips to Italy,which are open to students and to the community.
In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, yoga and music.