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Present in the main cities of the five continents, the 84 Italian Institutes of Culture 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 rapport 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, the Italian Institute of Culture has become an essential point of reference for Italian collectives abroad and for the growing demand for Italian culture which has been registered throughout the world.

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

  • offer the opportunity, to those who are interested, to learn about the Italian language and culture through the organisation of courses, its library and magazines which are available for perusal
  • create contacts and premises in order to facilitate the integration of Italian operators into cultural exchanges and productions of an international level
  • provide information and logistical support to both Italian and foreign public and private operators
  • support initiatives which favour intercultural dialogue based on the principles of democracy and international solidarity




This Institute will remain closed on the following days:


• 01 January New Year’s Day - Sunday
• 10 April Easter Monday-Monday
• 25 April Liberation Day- Tuesday
• 01 May Labour Day- Monday
• 01 June Madaraka Day- Thursday
• 02 June Italian Republic Day – Friday
• 15 August Assumption Day - Tuesday
• 20 October Heroes Day - Venerdi
• 12 December Jamhuri Day - Tuesday
• 25 December Christmas Day – Monday
• 26 December St. Stephen (Boxing Day) - Tuesday



Last up-date: 9.3.2023