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Fall Session Italian Language Classes Open for Enrollment – 10% Early Bird Discount!

Date 08.08.2022

Check-out our fall online session of Italian language courses for kids and adults!

10% discount if enroll by August 31.

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Buon Ferragosto 2022!

Date 08.08.2022

Buon Ferragosto a Tutti! Ferragosto is on August 15 and is a day off in Italy that has its origins from 1 century AD when Octavianus Augustus is said to have established several festive days in the month of August to mark a moment of pause for agricultural labor during the hottest month of the year. Since ferragosto falls in the middle of the summer, it is a time when most Italians go on vacation, either abroad or taking the day to leave the city and get respite from the heat on the beach or in mountainous locations.
Find out more about ferragosto 

Support l’Italo-Americano by Entering Chance to Win Trip to the Amalfi Coast!

Date 06.30.2022

L’Italo-Americano is thrilled to present the “The Amalfi Coast Tour sweepstake. This tour will take a lucky winner to one of Italy’s TOP destinations: THE AMALFI COAST8 Days (7 Nights) stay in 3 hotels, experiencing the beauty of the Amalfi Coastyou will visit, Amalfi, Positano, Vietri sul Mare, Pompei, Sorrento and more! Travel dates start in March 2023.

This once in a lifetime trip includes:

8 DAYS in The Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast Tour will show you the beauty of PositanoSorrentoCapri and the rest of the most beautiful locations in the Amafli Coast. You will have dining experiences in the most traditional restaurants of the coast. The tour will also include boat excursions, wine tasting a cooking class, the lemon experience, a visit of the Blue Grotto and more.

$12 per ticket to enter sweepstakes for the Amalfi trip. Tickets on sale through August 26 12:00 pm PST.

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Next Session of the CA Italian CSET for Teachers Open for Enrollment – July 9

Date 05.11.2022

Calling All Aspiring Italian Language Teachers and Teachers who want to add Italian to their California Credentials!

Fondazione Italia is the Italian Assessor Agency for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. We administer the oral and written portion of the Italian CSET. Passage of all portions of the Italian CSET is a requirement to obtain a California Single Subject Credential.

The next opportunity to take the written and oral portion of the Italian CSET is on Saturday, July 9 in Burbank, CA.

For more information and to register please visit

The Lost Murals of Renaissance Rome at The Getty – May 31 to Sept 4

Date 06.02.2022

In Renaissance Rome, the facades of many prominent buildings were painted with spectacular narrative frescoes. Once part of the fabric of the city, only a few now remain. Using works from the Getty’s collection, including the celebrated drawings series “Early Life of Taddeo Zuccaro” in which murals play a central role, the exhibition explores this extraordinary Renaissance phenomenon. This exhibition complements Judy Baca: Hitting the Wall.

May 31 – September 4
West Pavilion, Plaza Level

Free Tickets

Italian Summer Courses for Kids & Adults Open for Enrollment!

Date 04.30.2022

Join Fondazione Italia for a fun summer together while learning and improving your Italian!

For adults we are introducing NEW classes like “Everyday Italian,” “Italian Newsroom,” “Italiano in Cucina,” and more! Classes offered for all levels.To find out more, view schedule and pricing click HERE.

For kids we have NEW courses that open kids up to new cultural adventures while learning Italian including classes on art, girl power, sports, Gernomio Stilton and more! o find out more, view schedule and pricing click HERE.

Check out all we have to offer!

Free IIC Streaming Concert! Chiara Galiazzo “Un Estate Fa” – June 21

Date 06.20.2022

Don’t miss this great opportunity to see Chiara Galiazzo in concert FREE via Facebook live stream! Tap link below to view concert live June 21 at 6:00 pm PST

Fare Cinema: Italian Films in the World – June 13-19

Date 06.14.2022

Now in its fifth year, Fare Cinema is an initiative launched in 2018 by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to promote the Italian film industry in the world. Through Sunday, June 19th, Fare Cinema will offer a variety of online content accessible for free on two platforms, Italiana and MyMovies.

Italian Renaissance is a series of conversations with film-makers representing the renewed focus on contemporary Italian cinema by international festivals and film critics. Produced in collaboration with Fondazione Cinema per Roma, the series is followed by short films by each of the directors involved.

The Accademia del Cinema Italiano and ANICA present Italian Screens, the five finalist titles in the category “Best Short Film” for the 2022 David di Donatello Awards.

On the centenary Vittorio Gassman’s birth, Fare Cinema also pays tribute to this emblematic figure of the Italian culture, with a special interview with Alessandro Gassmann and a screening of the documentary I’m Gassman! Vittorio King of Comedy” by Fabrizio Corallo.

Another important anniversary celebrated this year is the centennial of Pier Paolo Pasolini: for the occasion, the Cineteca di Bologna has created Pasolini 100, a series of original video-introductions to Pasolini’s films.

Free Virtual Cooking Workshop: Pranzo Vegetariano Fiorentino – June 12

Date 05.20.2022

You are all invited to make a delicious Vegetarian 3-Courses Meal Florentine style with Chef Marzia Polito, born and raised in Florence, Italy, and a Florentine cuisine expert! This is a perfect way to welcome the Summer Season: a scrumptious menu` that is at the same time light and healthy! Only Italians can pull this off!!!  Join us for a free one-hour online cooking class as chef Marzia guides students step-by-step to make this people pleaser menu`. This workshop will be conducted in English with some Italian

Date: Sunday, June 12th
Time: 10:00 am PST

Free Event


By Time Erased: Renaissance Rome and the Painted Facade – June 8

Date 06.06.2022

Rome’s painted facades were once as celebrated as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes and Raphael’s Vatican stanze. Yet these treasures of the Eternal City have now all but disappeared. Celebrating the opening of the exhibition The Lost Murals of Renaissance Rome (Getty Center, May 31 through September 4, 2022), join us for a talk with Senior Curator Julian Brooks (J. Paul Getty Museum), recreating some stunning examples of this extraordinary Renaissance phenomenon and revealing what can still be seen today in Rome.

This program is organized in collaboration with The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center.

Time: 6:00 pm PST
Location: Italian Cultural Institute
1023 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles

In-Person Registration

Zoom Live Stream Registration