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The Italian Cultural Institutes around the world.

Present in the main cities of the five continents, the 90 Italian Cultural Institutes 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 link 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 review, the Italian Institute of Culture has become an essential point of reference for Italian communities abroad and for the growing demand for Italian culture which has been noted throughout the world.

Supporting the activities already carried out by the Embassies and Consulates, the Italian Cultural Institutes identify the most appropriate methods of promoting the image of Italy as a center of production, conservation and diffusion of culture from classical times to the present. In addition to organizing cultural events in different sectors (art, music, cinema, theatre, dance, fashion, design, photography, cafe), the Italian Cultural Institutes:

  • offer the opportunity, to those who are interested, to learn about the Italian language and culture through the organization of courses, its library and magazines which are available for looking up
  • establish contacts in order to facilitate the integration of Italian operators into cultural exchange and production at the international level
  • provide information and logistical support to both Italian and foreign public and private operators
  • support initiatives which favor intercultural dialogue based on the principles of democracy and international solidarity