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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 2016 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.



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Block 1/2016 starts on Monday 1st February 2016
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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 request. 
Click here for more information about certifications. 

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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. 




-Joan of Arc by Giuseppe Verdi

Friday, February 12, 2016 - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Joan of Arc by Giuseppe Verdi

One of Europe's most highly anticipated cultural events, the official gala opening of the La Scala season, recorded on 7 December last year in front of an audience including Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier’s staging >>>


-The World of Luchino Visconti

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - Wednesday, March 02, 2016

The World of Luchino Visconti

Luchino Visconti (1906–1976) is one of the towering figures of Italian cinema, a true giant of post war neo-realism whose work flowed masterfully across numerous genres and adaptations. While he made relatively few films, his accomplishments spanned >>>


-Monteverdi's Vespers

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Monteverdi's Vespers

Claudio Monteverdi composed his Vespro della Beata Vergine in 1610 to demonstrate his mastery of voices and instruments. The musicians and choir of Concerto Italiano, one of the world’s most celebrated early music ensembles, performs Monteverdi’s Vespers >>>


-Borsalino City

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - Friday, March 11, 2016

Borsalino City

Borsalino hats were a mainstay in early silent cinema - from Buster Keaton to Charlie Chaplin - and by the 1920s Borsalino hats could be found in the finest stores of every major American city. Borsalino flourished even during the depression years >>>


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