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The Network of Italian Cultural Institutes


The Network of Italian Cultural Institutes

The 83 Italian Cultural Institutes (IIC) around the world are places for encounter and dialogue for intellectuals and artists, Italians living abroad and anyone wishing to cultivate a relationship with our country. The Institutes purpose is to promote the image of Italy and its culture, both classic and contemporary, through the following activities:


  • Organising events with a focus on art, music, cinema, literature, theatre, dance, fashion, design, photography and architecture;

  • Offering courses in the Italian language and culture in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;

  • Promoting Italian scientific culture;

  • Managing an efficient network of libraries;

  • Establishing contacts between Italian and foreign cultural spheres;

  • Facilitating an intercultural dialogue founded on democratic principles