News & Events

Los Angeles Family Carnevale Party – Mar. 3

Date 02.28.2019

RAIN OR SHINE join Fondazione Italia on Sunday, March 3 in Los Angeles for our annual CARNEVALE party! We are teaming up with LAfirstep and Garibaldina Society to bring you this amazing event that includes prize for best costume, selfie photo booth, Italian food, carnevale sweet treats, balloon twister, bocce ball lessons, arts & crafts, a Commedia dell’Arte performance, espresso, gelato and more! Free entry! Food, drinks and treats are for sale to support Fondazione Italia and our mission to promote Italian language and culture in the

Festa di Carnevale! LOS ANGELES
Sunday, March 3
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Garibaldina Society – 4533 N. Figueroa Street

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The IAMLA Presents Leo Politi’s “Los Angeles: Works of Love and Protest”

Date 02.28.2019

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles presents a new exhibition, Leo Politi’s “Los Angeles: Works of Love and Protest” from February 12 to May 19, 2019.

Leo Politi’s Los Angeles: Works of Love and Protest presents a collection of original art by beloved Italian American artist and Caldecott Award-winning author Leo Politi, who is best known as the “Artist of the City of Angels.” For most of his artistic career, Los Angeles served as Politi’s muse. He consistently demonstrated a love for the region’s diverse cultures and a reverence for its history. Politi’s work proves truly avant garde in that it predated the multicultural movement by decades. During a time when many historic neighborhoods were being erased or transformed, Politi was among the lone advocates of preservation. He captured Los Angeles enclaves, landmarks, and communities in his art and writing, suspending them in time.

Through a series of rarely exhibited works spanning sixty years,  Leo Politi’s Los Angeles: Works of Love and Protest transports audiences to bygone eras—Watts in the late 1960s, and San Pedro during the apex of the fishing industry—along with forever altered places, including the forgotten neighborhood of Bunker Hill, and World War II-era downtown Los Angeles.

IRVINE Carnevale Rescheduled due to rain

Date 02.27.2019

Due to the heavy rain we’re expecting this weekend, the Irvine Carnevale party will be held NEXT weekend- Saturday, March 9th. The upside? You have 1 more week to get your costume ready! 🎭 Update your calendars and we’ll see you there…

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“Aperitivo Italiano + Conversation” Event – Mar. 16

Date 02.20.2019

Join Fondazione Italia to mingle and converse in Italian at a private home in Glendale at our first ever “Aperitivo Italiano & Conversation” gathering. Native Italian speakers will be there to guide conversations and give students the opportunity to put their Italian into action in a relaxed and informal setting (price includes Italian cocktail and appetizers).

“Aperitivo Italiano” & Conversation
Saturday, March 16
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Register by March 8, 2019.

Open House at Garibaldina Society – Mar. 3

Date 02.20.2019

The Garibaldina Society, founded in 1877, is one of the oldest Italian social organization still operating in Los Angeles. They will be having an open house with cocktails and bocce ball on Sunday, March 3 from 3:00 – 7:00 pm to introduce prospective members to the club and their activities including monthly dinner dances, bocce ball tournaments and field trips.

Il Consolato Informa – Important Updates from the Consulate General of Italy

Date 02.18.2019

The  Consulate General of Italy Los Angeles wishes to inform you that from today the Consular Offices will answer your calls directly (from Monday to Friday, with the exception of Wednesday, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.) at the following telephone numbers:

Ufficio cittadinanza: (310) 432-9762
Ufficio notarile: (310) 432-9763
Ufficio stato civile: (310) 432-9764
Ufficio passaporti: (310) 432-9765
Ufficio visti: (310) 432-9766
Ufficio AIRE: (310) 432.9767

The Consulate will continue to answer your calls for general information from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at (310) 820-0622.

Please note that most of the information is available on our webpage, at, or by email at:

Stato civile

Il Consolato rimane al vostro servizio!



Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion & Art Fest – Feb. 17 to 23

Date 02.18.2019

The Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles announces the 14th Annual Italian Festival chaired by the former president of the Emmys Hayma Washington with producer Iginio Straffi and actress Maria Grazia Cucinotta is back in Hollywood on the eve of the Oscars with an array of Italian films – many World and U.S. premieres – as well as Italian, Italian-American and international artists. The 2019 edition will celebrate the city of Matera, 2019 European Capital of Culture, and the iconic director Francis Ford Coppola.

February 17- 23, 2019
TCL Chinese 6 Theaters, Hollywood




For specific questions please write to

Presented by Capri in The World Institute with Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Italian Trade Agency, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, and in collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles, SIAEANICAAssociazione Produttori Televisivi & MATERA 2019 Open Future.

PIC 2019 Scholarship Applications for High School Seniors Studying Italian

Date 02.07.2019

Full Time High School Seniors who are currently enrolled in Italian language classes and who have been accepted to an accredited College or University are eligible for consideration for this scholarship offered by the Patrons of Italian Culture. A commitment to a major or minor in Italian Language or Italian Studies is strongly recommended, however, consideration will be given to the applicant’s final course of study. You do not have to have Italian heritage to apply.

Scholarships will be awarded in various amounts. Funding of all scholarships will be deposited to the account of the student at the academic institution he or she will be attending.

Deadline to apply is April 30, 2019.

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VoluntarItaly 2019! Now Open for Applications for Summer

Date 02.07.2019

Do you speak some Italian? Want to live in Italy with a family next summer? Here’s a great opportunity – volunteering at a summer camp in Italy!
 After the great success over the last three years the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan in partnership with the Lombardy Dioceses, is again offering an opportunity to live in Italy while volunteering as a counselor at a church-run summer camp. Get free accommodation, perfect your Italian, and add invaluable experience to your résumé.

Who’s eligible? You must be between 18 and 25, born in the US or US resident for at least 10 years, and you must posses a good working knowledge of Italian. Those accepted will work at summer day camps in Lombardy (Northern Italy – look it up!). You’ll have the choice of participating for 3 weeks, or for 6 weeks. The camps are all run by the Oratories of Lombardy.
 Your task will be to help with the educational and recreational activities organized by the Parish Oratories for kids aged 6-14.
 During your tasks it is possible that you will be asked to organize activities in English (it’s summer camp, not school!).

Two Programs offered: 3 weeks and 6 weeks
3 weeks – Plan to arrive in  Milan Saturday, June 8, 2019
Activities from June 10 to June 30, 2019
Plan your  return to USA from July 1, 2019

6 weeks – Plan to arrive in Milan Saturday, June 8, 2019
Activities from June 10 to July 21, 2019
Plan your return to USA from July 22, 2019

The project is open to all volunteers without distinction of sex, race, religion, political opinion, or social conditions. Preference will be given to candidates who passed the Italian AP exam, and/or have taken intermediate to advanced Italian college-level courses. Also, candidates who participated in earlier programs are eligible, and strongly encouraged to re-apply.
 If you are a candidate that was accepted in earlier program, you do not need to send a new application.

Please send your request of participation at the 2019 program by e-mail at:

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“Facciamo Quattro Chiacchiere!” ONLINE Language Workshop – Feb. 23

Date 01.31.2019

Join Fondazione Italia online* for our “Facciamo Quattro Chiacchiere” (“Let’s Dish”) language workshop where you will learn a variety of idiomatic verbs and expressions that will make you sound like a ‘local’ the next time you are in Italy!

Saturday, February 23
9:00 am – 11:00 am PST

In the comfort of your pajamas, while sipping a cup of coffee, you will learn the vocabulary that you won’t find in an ordinary Italian Grammar Book. This workshop is geared towards students who possess a low intermediate knowledge of Italian and higher. 

Register Today!

*instructions on how to use our video conferencing platform will be sent to you upon registering for the class.