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The Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville, Inc. (ICI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to celebrating and sharing Italy’s history and culture with the community, through educational programs and events.

We bring together Italophiles and those who desire to learn more about Italy and its rich cultural heritage. We interpret the word “culture” in the broadest sense to encompass the fine arts, literature, music, film, design and manufacturing, food and wine, and daily life in a contemporary context. Our emphasis is on activities which can be enjoyed by all, always with an educational focus. Read more. 


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The ICI exists because of the support and participation of the membership. Membership dues are modest but provide for operational monies. Members are given first opportunity for limited seating events and are admitted free or at reduced admission fees.


Learn more: Opportunities and offferings 

Question: Do I need to be Italian? 

Some ICI members are Italian by birth or heritage, and some have had the experience of working or studying in Italy. Some visit Italy as often as possible and like to extend the experience by learning more about Italian history and culture. Others, without any particular experience, may simply be interested in things Italian.




Interested in learning more about other opportunities for Italian-Americans in Louisville? We encourage you to check out the Louisville Italian-American Association!