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About us

Present in the main cities of the five continents, the 90 Istituto Italiano di Cultura are an ideal meeting place for intellectuals, artists and cultural operators, as well as both Italian and foreign citizens, who wish to commence or maintain a rapport with our country.

Not only as a taste of Italy and a source of up to date information regarding “Sistema Paese”, but also as a propelling centre of initiatives and cultural activities, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura has become an essential point of reference for Italian collectives abroad and for the growing demand for Italian culture which has been registered throughout the world.

Supporting the activities already carried out by the Embassies and Consulates, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura identify the most appropriate methods of promoting the image of Italy as a centre of production, conservation and cultural diffusion from classical times to the present. In addition to organising cultural events in different sectors (art, music, cinema, theatre, dance, fashion, design, photography), the Istituto Italiano di Cultura:

  • offers the opportunity, to those who are interested, to learn about the Italian language and culture through the organisation of courses, its library and magazines which are available for perusal
  • creates contacts and premises in order to facilitate the integration of Italian operators into cultural exchanges and productions of an international level
  • provides information and logistical support to both Italian and foreign public and private operators
  • supports initiatives which favour intercultural dialogue based on the principles of democracy and international