The Italian Cultural Institute of Lisbon, the official body of the Italian State, aims to promote and improve awareness of the Italian language and culture in Portugal through the organization of cultural events to promote the circulation of ideas, arts and sciences.
The Italian Cultural Institute of Lisbon offers the following services to the Portuguese public:
- courses in Italian language and culture held by qualified native Italian teachers
- two annual exam sessions to obtain the certificate of Italian as a foreign language
- an Italian library open to students and members of the “”Amici dell’Istituto”” association for the consultation and loan of Italian books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, journals and newspapers
- Information and documentation on Italian culture
The Institute works in regular collaboration with:
- art institutions and museums;
- prestigious historic buildings;
- theatres and concert halls <em>;</em>
- other public and private cultural institutions and organizations;
- the country’s main universities;
- Equivalent cultural institutes of the EUNIC Portugal Network.
The Institute also actively participates in the main Film, Theatre, Dance and Music Festivals throughout the country.