The Italian Cultural Institute of Stuttgart, the official body of the Italian State, aims to promote and improve awareness of the Italian language and culture in Germany through the organization of cultural events to promote the circulation of ideas, arts and sciences.
The Italian Cultural Institute of Stuttgart offers the following services to the German and Italian public:
- courses in Italian language and culture held by qualified native Italian teachers
- two annual exam sessions to obtain a 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 and newspapers
- Information and documentation on Italian culture
For concerts, some art exhibitions and for wider-reaching events, the Institute works in collaboration with:
- local art institutions and museums, such as the Landesmuseum Stuttgart, the Stadtbücherei Stuttgart and the Württembergische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart
- other prestigious historical buildings, such as the Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg, the Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg
- theatres such as the Staatstheater Stuttgart
and in general numerous institutions dependent on the Ministry of Culture of Baden-Württemberg and the Municipal Authority of Stuttgart.
The main festivals in which the Institute usually actively and regularly takes part include the Festival der Kulturen and the Long Night of Museums Stuttgart.