Join us on June 7th at the Embassy of Italy for the ICS 2024 Gala Awards Dinner. We will celebrate Carlo Petrini’s Slow Food movement, and the Ceretto family, representing three generations of Italian wine excellence.


Discovering Turin & Langhe from Sep. 8th to 17th, 2024

Secret Tuscany at Villa Bonizella from Aug. 24th to 31st, 2024


Discover an Italian region

Stay tuned for our next event announcement to experience a unique journey through Italian cuisine and culture!



We are proud to announce the opening of the CLP, the Classical Language Program, running in parallel with the ILP, the Italian Language Program, offering Latin and ancient Greek. Ancient Greek Beginner 1 is starting this Fall with Laura Granata. Latin Beginner I, Beginner III and Proficient are also offered.

Discover the Authentic Italy

Italian Language Program

Music School


The Italian Cultural Society (ICS) is your home for cultural and social events in the Washington metropolitan area, and for courses to learn or improve your Italian.

Our mission is to enhance the appreciation and knowledge of Italian language and culture. We create opportunities to explore the many facets of Italian culture, and to strengthen bonds between the Italian and American people. We welcome everyone, regardless of race, national origin, or religion. The only requirements for membership are an interest in Italian culture and a desire to share that interest with others. The Italian Cultural Society of Washington D.C. is a 501c non-profit organization.


Italian Language Program

Il fiore all’occhiello — the “Pride” of the Italian Cultural Society — is its Italian Language Program (ILP)

Founded in 1974, with contributions from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Language Program is the leading private language school in the metropolitan area, focused on educating a growing learning community of adults, teenagers, and kids.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the program.
Read about our courses for kids & teens — Summer Camp & Workshops

Help support the Italian Cultural Society with a tax‑deductible donation

Many thanks to our individual donors:

ICS PATRONS (VIP Tables  $4,000 +): Anonymous, Anonymous,

$1,000-$3,000: Bruce Esposito, Mark Steven Venezia, 
$500-$1,000: Elham and Joseph Cicippio, Ellen and Jack Coppley, Ranieri Cavaceppi, 
$100-$500: Pia Agostini, Cathy MacNeil-Hollinger

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