Italian Cultural Center - Il Punto!

Connecting diverse communities through a common passion for Italian arts and culture.

Upcoming Events

News & Announcements

NOI Bimbi Fall 2014 Pre-registration now open!

Pre-registration guarantees a spot for the Fall session and will be deducted from the full tuition fees. Head to the NOI Bimbi registration page for the details.
For Fall we are introducing a few changes: 

  • A new teacher for the youngest group - Lara Bucca will be the new Orsetti teacher. Lara heads from Treviso (Italy) and has been working with kids for over 19 years and specializes in toddlers teaching. Lara is a certified Waldorf teacher and also manages an Italian daycare.
  • Daniela Balestra will be the returning teacher for the Koala (beginner to intermediate), Panda 1 and Panda 2 groups (intermediate). Daniela is from Milan and has extensive experience teaching language classes to children and is very passionate of her work. 
  • All classes will be in the morning

Biblioteca Italiana Seattle (BIS) now open!  

Thanks to all the people who came to the inauguration! the Biblioteca page has been updated and you can find information there about the new setup and how to see the catalog of available books. Libray page.

The library will be open on Thursdays 10-12 until August and Saturdays 10-12. 

We are also looking for volunteers to assist with the BIS. To volunteer to staff the library, please sign up here.

Italian Films coming to SIFF in May

4 more Italian films coming to Seattle in May at SIFF! 

Il Punto members and friends: Use discount code ILPUNTO2424 for $3 off. (Apply the discount in the last step of the shopping cart when you are paying for the tickets).

Ticket purchase


2024 Conversation Groups Dates - 

Level Location  Date Moderator Registration link 
Beginner PNA, Seattle 15-Jun Daniela Balestra  Register here
Beginner PNA, Seattle 13-Jul Daniela Balestra  Register here 
BeginnerPNA, Seattle 3-AugDaniela BalestraRegister here 
     
Intermediate  PNA, Seattle 18-May Alessandra Arosio Register here
Intermediate  PNA, Seattle 15-Jun Isabella Moriconi Register here
 IntermediateOnline  Coming soon Coming soonComing soon 


Advanced Online (Zoom) 1-Jun Mario Cazzanti  Register here


Interested in Volunteering?

We have a range of ways to volunteer. One area we'd love more volunteers is to help coordinate in-person or virtual events, classes and initiatives.

We are especially looking for a volunteer coordinator and class moderators for our very popular Italian Conversation classes.

If you are interested, please contact:  contactus@ilpuntoseattle.org


Board of Directors

Board of Directors for 2024:


President:  Alessandra Arosio

Treasurer:  Giovanni LaManna

Secretary:  Giorgio Sardo

At-large:     Tiziano Recchi

At-large:     Lorenzo Iovino

At-large:     Mario Cazzanti

At-large:     Antonella Vesponi Bartel

At-large:     Keith Morphis

A new Board of Directors is elected each year during our November and December meetings.  

About Il Punto

Il Punto di Incontro - The Meeting Point

We are enthusiastic about sharing our love for Italia and  organize cultural events, fun gatherings, and language programs that emphasize community and connection in the Seattle area. 

Join, Volunteer, Connect

Become a member to enjoy discounts at cultural events and lower fees for language programs, to support Italian culture in the Seattle area, to reconnect with your Italian heritage, meet recent Italian transplants, or simply connect with our vibrant community of enthusiasts of Italy! Volunteer and enjoy your new amici!

Italian Cultural Center - Il Punto is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID 47-2538399.

Mailing Address: PO Box 30674, Seattle, WA 98113

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