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Istituto Italiano di Cultura (IIC) - Italian Cultural Institute Melbourne

The official body of the Italian Government for the promotion of Italian language and culture.

Elm Tree House
233 Domain Road
South Yarra VIC 3141

Office hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-6.00pm; Friday: 9.00am-1.00pm

Click here to see the 2015 IIC Calendar of Holidays and Closures

Tel - General enquiries, events & bookings & membership: + 61 3 9866 5931
Tel - Language courses: + 61 3 9866 4729
Fax: + 61 3 9867 3696

IMPORTANT: Please do not send large attachments. Due to the large number of cultural proposals the Institute receives daily, we are unable to reply individually to each one. All proposals will be read and those of interest will be contacted.

Enjoy a Lavazza coffee and five 90-minute conversation sessions with 
Caffè Italiano (Levels A2 to B2) - This short conversation course is perfect for intermediate to advanced level students who have studied Italian in the past and for those whose language skills are a bit rusty and would like practice their speaking.

(Not  suitable for absolute beginners)

GIRO D'ITALIA - Short course in English. Wednesday evening in August; 90 minutes per class. In this short course over four weeks, four special guest lectures will take you on a journey through Trieste, Turin, Verona and Orvieto.

View our current program of cultural events or see the links below. 
Cultural events program July-September 2015.
 View our past newsletters. 

 Click here for information about our Italian language and culture courses. Term 4 starts on Monday 24 August! 

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura is an accredited exam centre for the University for Foreigners in Siena CILS – DITALS examinations.
We also offer customised exam preparations courses on reuqest. 
Click here for more information about certifications. 

Become a member of the IIC and take advantage of discounts and benefits all year round! 

Learn more about our "Eugenio Montale” Multimedia Library and how you too can access our books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and resources!

Our lovely garden here at the IIC needs some care.
Join the “Pollice Verde Club” for a few hours per month and receive a free IIC membership! Call (03) 9866 5931 or email for details. 




-Simonetta Agnello Hornby at the 2015 MWF

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - Sunday, August 30, 2015

Simonetta Agnello Hornby at the 2015 MWF

For bookings and tickets please visit the official website of the MWF


-Older & Bolder

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Older & Bolder

How do different societies deal with ageing in general and ageing women in particular? Shobhaa De (India), Simonetta Agnello Hornby (Italy) and Sarah Winman (UK) will talk about this matter with Renata Singer.Special offer for current IIC Members and >>>


-Politics in the novel

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Politics in the novel

International novelists Simonetta Agnello Hornby and Suchen Christine Lim talk about how their work exposes the political underbellies of Sicily and Singapore. In conversation with Antoni Jach.For more information please click here MWF - POLITICS IN THE >>>


-3 Writers - 3 Readings

Monday, August 24, 2015

3 Writers - 3 Readings

Simonetta Agnello Hornby will read with Angela Savage and Garry Disher selected passages from their work. The authors are guest writers from the MWF.For more information about the Festival please visit the official website MWF


-To stay or to go? Reflections on travel and the inward journey

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

To stay or to go? Reflections on travel and the inward journey

Dr Gregoria Manzin, Cassamarca lecturer in Italian Studies at the University of Melbourne, will interview Simonetta Agnello Hornby, Italian writer living in London, about the eternal dilemma "to stay or to go?The interview will be conducted in Italian.For >>>


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