BENVENUTI

Welcome to the Italian Cultural Society of Naples, Florida!


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, Travel Forums and Leaving your Legacy. 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.

ICS is back and stronger than ever! Our 2021-2022 season, which runs from July 1st to June 30th, is ready to welcome the membership back to our events. We start with monthly summer luncheons or dinners for those who are here in Naples. The rest of our events starting in October, feature 6 lectures/luncheons, 1 concert followed by a reception, a Christmas dinner and a Gala dinner which this year will celebrate Il Palio di Siena. 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.

Once again this promises to be a year of informative and entertaining programs. Join us as we celebrate Il Bel Paese, as Dante referred to Italy in his Inferno, and also Petrarca in his Canzoniere.

I look forward to personally welcoming you.

A presto,
Dr. Grace Mannino
President

3200 Bailey Lane, Suite 199, Naples, FL 34105 - Phone: (239) 434-3323 - ics.naples@gmail.com