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.

Our 2022-2023 Season, which runs from July 1st to June 30th, is ready with special programs as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of ICS. For members who are in Naples, we hold monthly summer dinners from May to September. The rest of our events starting in October, feature 6 luncheons with lectures by expert speakers on specific cultural topics, 1 concert followed by a reception, a Christmas dinner and a Gala dinner which this year will celebrate our Silver Anniversary. 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 2022-2023 programs will present as usual, a season of informative and entertaining events, but more special than ever as we celebrate 25 years of shared Italian culture and friendship. Together we look into the future with gratitude towards our Founders and earlier members who had the vision to create such a wonderful Society. Join us as we celebrate Il Giubileo d’Argento, our Silver Anniversary.

I look forward to personally welcoming you at our events.

A presto,
Dr. Grace Mannino
President

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