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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.

 View our current program of cultural events 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. 




-From Hell to Paradise: 750 years with Dante

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

From Hell to Paradise: 750 years with Dante

Music, poetry readings and talks to mark the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri. Music by Early Music Studio from the Melbourne Conservatorium.Please note that the event will start at


-Commedia dell'arte: Professional development for Italian language teachers

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Commedia dell'arte: Professional development for Italian language teachers

This workshop by Fondazione AIDA from Italy is for Italian Language teachers and counts as professional Development. Attendance certificates will be issued.For more information about Fondazione AIDA please visit their official website Fondazione AIDA


-Lavazza Italian Film Festival

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - Sunday, October 11, 2015

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

Special offers and promotions exclusively for IIC members on the occasion of this exciting Italian Film Festival.For more information please visit the website of the Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2015


-Found in Translation:how does Italy travel?

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Found in Translation:how does Italy travel?

This lecture will explore what it is that continues to attract Australian writers and artists to Italy in our contemporary times and which Italy is portrayed in their works. The image of Italy that emerges from the works of the authors who will >>>


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