The Italian Cultural Society of Naples Florida

About Us

The Italian Cultural Society of Naples, Florida, was started in 1998 by a small group of Italophiles who wanted to bring to Southwest Florida the joy of experiencing Italian culture on a regular basis. We continue their work today with the goal of enriching our now hundreds of members' appreciation of all things Italian. Our programs embrace the many and varied elements of this rich culture, including music, art, film, history, literature and the beautiful Italian language.

In addition to enhancing their awareness of Italian culture, our members often build on the friendships they form while participating in the diverse cultural and social opportunities our programming provides throughout the season.


  • President

    Dr. Grace Mannino

  • Vice President

    Judy LaMelza

  • Secretary

    Evie Salustro

  • Treasurer

    Bob DiLoreto


  • Kathleen Azzariti

  • Tom Caione

  • Dante Cirilli

  • Anthony DeLio

  • Anne Newton

  • Gerhard Seblatnigg

  • Kathleen Sullivan

  • Maria Tomaro

Past Presidents

Dr. Joseph Crivelli, President Emeritus
Richard Cappalli, President Emeritus
Tom Turicchi, President Emeritus
Adam Crescenzi, President Emeritus
Alessandra Higgs

Founder President Emeritus

Joseph Delfino

Directors Emeriti

Edith Coleman
Anthony Abbate

"The Creator made Italy
by designs from Michelangelo"

Mark Twain

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Mission Statement

The purpose of the Italian Cultural Society is to bring together all persons who share a common interest in, and appreciation of, Italian culture. The Society is a non-profit organization that sponsors programs related to various aspects of Italian culture including: the Italian language, visual and performing arts, films, travel, history and social events such as luncheons, dinners and wine tastings, often with noted speakers.


The following link provides the by-laws of The Italian Cultural Society of Naples for your information.
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3200 Bailey Lane, Suite 199, Naples, FL 34105 - Phone: (239) 434-3323 -