News & Events

Celebrate Italian Heritage Month in Little Italy, San Pedro at Festa Italiana – Oct. 2

Date 09.30.2021

Celebrate Italian Heritage Month in Little Italy – San Pedro at Festa Italiana. What better way to celebrate all things Italian than at an Italian Street Fair! There will be food vendors, beer & wine gardens, Italian cars, live entertainment and much more.  Located on 6th Street between Centre St. and Palos Verdes St. in San Pedro.

Sunday, October 2 | 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm



Study+Italian+Work: Italian and a Career in Translation

Date 09.10.2021

Professor Giulia Togato from California State University, Long Beach is interviewed about Italian and a Career in the Translation Services. Professor Togato currently teaches translation within the Minor in Translation offered by the Clorinda Donato Center (@donatocenter) and conducts psycholinguistic research on translation and bilingualism in her laboratory at the Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures Department at CSULB.
This informative interview is part of the series “Study+Italy+Work” organized by Fondazione Italia and the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco in collaboration with AATI – American Association Teachers of Italian and Italian Language Foundation
Check out the entire series of interviews on our YouTube channel.

Find out how American Students can apply to an Italian University

Date 08.24.2021

If you are a student interested in doing your undergraduate or graduate degree studies at an Italian University then take a look at this interview with Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco Education Attache, Anna Zeppieri. This informative interview is part of the series “Study+Italy+Work” organized by Fondazione Italia and the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco in collaboration with AATI – American Association Teachers of Italian and Italian Language Foundation.

Find out all you need to know about applying to an Italian University and the advantages to getting your degree in Italy!

Fall Session of Italian Classes for Kids and Adults now Open for Enrollment!

Date 08.23.2021

Great selection of virtual group Italian language and specialty classes for kids and adults! $10 off with code PROMO10!

University of Southern California Now Offers Italian Progressive Degree for Teaching Credentials

Date 08.23.2021

USC’s Dornsife College of Letters and Rossier School of Education is teaming up to offer a few exciting opportunities for Italian language students!
1. PROGRESSIVE DEGREE: It is now possible to study Italian through Dornsife, complete a minor in Rossier and earn a Progressive Degree MAT/MAT-TESOL and teaching credentials in four or five years before beginning a teaching career right after graduation! Contact for more information.
2. ITAL 120/ITAL 175 (Italian I/Accelerated Italian for Speakers of Spanish and Other Romance Languages): Why not consider studying ITAL-120 / ITAL-175 this fall to get ready for your Maymester in Rome 2022? Check out course options in the Schedule of Classes: Contact
3. MDA 444 (Teaching English as a Foreign Language/TEFL Certificate): Pending approval, this Maymester will take place in Rome, Italy in 2022! Contact Professor Jenifer Crawford for more information at

I Sapori dell’Antichità (Ancient Flavors) Free Virtual Workshop – Aug. 29

Date 07.27.2021

Join Maestra Antonella Gleason for a one-hour free virtual exploration of the ancient Etruscan and Roman food culture and learn about what Italian cuisine tasted like in the ages before its most popular ingredients arrived. Presentation will be in English.
Sunday, August 29 @ 10:00 am PST

Sex, Drugs & Opera? Free Virtual Workshop – July 25

Date 06.30.2021

Join Dr. Erika Nadir during this one-hour free virtual workshop as she illustrates how Italian opera was the sex, drugs, and rock & roll of its time. Find out what all the fuss is about as Dr. Nadir traces the historic roots of this most elemental and exciting art form and decodes some of the most influential arias from the Baroque to the present.

Dr. Nadir was an opera singer for 17 years in New York, and besides singing the traditional canon, she appeared in three American premieres. Dr. Nadir received her PhD in Italian Literature at UCLA in 2017 and has lectured on the intersection of Italian opera and cinema in London, New York, and at various conferences across the United States.

Sunday, July 25 @ 10:00 am PST


Vivere all’Italiana on Stage – July 5 to July 31

Date 06.30.2021

Throughout the month IIC Los Angeles will highlight theater, dance and new circus performances from the online series VIVERE ALL’ITALIANA (VIA) ON STAGE, a project by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation that presents the great variety, quality and newness of live performances in Italy.

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July Italian Language through Culture Classes Open for Registration!

Date 06.30.2021

Join us for our next session of language courses that focus on learning Italian through Italian culture! To enroll click on Adult Online Classes or Workshops.

Pride Passion and Pandemonium: Il Palio di Siena – June 23

Date 06.22.2021

Join NIAF to experience the sights and sounds of Il Palio di Siena, a four-day cultural sporting extravaganza, culminates in the world’s most thrilling horse race. Witness the crowds that mob the Piazza del Campo leading up to the race as processions of the Contrade bedecked in armor and silk transform the city into a spectacle right out of the Cinquecento. Register for “Pride Passion and Pandemonium: Il Palio di Siena” to virtually experience the Palio’s colorful pageantry virtually through stunning photographs as author, lecturer and photographer, Carla Gambescia, explores with you the race’s fascinating history and traditions. This event has a fee.

Wednesday, June 23 | $25 | 3:00 pm PST / 6:00 pm EST


Carla Gambescia is the author of La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A to Z, Silver Prize winner of “Best Travel Book of the Year” awarded by the North American Travel Journalists Association. A regular lecturer on topics of Italian cultural interest, Carla has written about and toured every region of Italy on foot or by bicycle and curates the photoblog Postcards from the Boot. Carla conceived and co-led the Giro del Gelato bicycle tour winner of OUTSIDE Magazine’s “Best Trip in Western Europe,” and, for a decade, owned and operated Via Vanti! Restaurant & Gelateria in Mount Kisco, NY.


If you are unable to participate in the live webinar, all registered attendees will automatically receive a recording of the session within two business days after the event. Refunds will not be issued.