We are an organization of Italophiles who love and celebrate the rich, cultural heritage of Italy in all of its aspects, for personal enjoyment and enrichment.
In the field of education, culture is defined in terms of “big C” such as literature, music, art etc., and “little c” comprised of values, beliefs, behavior and so on. The picture of culture is not complete if it only focuses on its most visible aspects. Our programs include lectures on art, literature, music, and history; concerts; films; and Italian language classes. We also feature a program of special-interest, smaller groups called Amicizia with Book Discussions and Travel Forums. Our events, big or small, take place in a typically warm Italian atmosphere where friendships are born and nourished as Italian values and memories are relived and shared. Viva l’amicizia! Chi trova un amico trova un tesoro! He who finds a friend finds a treasure, says an Italian proverb.
Our 2023-2024 Season has been finalized. As in past summers, we will be holding monthly dinners from May to September, so that our members who are in Naples can stay connected. The rest of our events starting in October, feature 6 luncheons with lectures by expert speakers on specific cultural topics, 1 musical event followed by a reception, a Christmas dinner dance and a special dinner celebrating Carnevale. All the events are detailed on the website and in Amici, our newsletter. A special effort is always made at our events to celebrate and keep alive la nostra bella lingua.
The forthcoming programs will present as in the past, a season of informative and entertaining events. Having just celebrated Il Giubileo d’Argento, our 25th Anniversary Jubilee, we now look to the future with gratitude towards our Founders and earlier members who had the vision to create such a wonderful Society, enriching not only the life of our members, but of the Naples community as well. Join us!
I look forward to personally welcoming you at our events.
Dr. Grace Mannino