Italian Cultural Center - Il Punto!

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

Upcoming Events

News & Announcements



Noi Bimbi

2024 Winter/Spring session
Now Open! 

Winter/Spring registration is now open

Il Punto's NOI (Not an Ordinary Italian) Program, taught by native speakers, immerses children from toddler to 12 in the Italian language through an engaging environment of play and conversation.

Three class levels — Cubs, Koala, and Panda — range from beginners to proficient Italian speakers.

Early exposure to a second language not only increases the likelihood of gaining language proficiency, but it has been shown to improve a wide variety of cognitive skills. The most effective way for children to learn a second language is to put them in situations where language surrounds them.

Traditional Card Games for Kids - Third event!

Dec 9, 12-2.30 PM ROOM 6 Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Association 

Pizza, salad, cookie offered by Il Punto!

Sign up here 

Conversation Groups Fall dates Available!

Level Location Date Moderator Registration
Beginner In person 2-Dec Daniela Balestra Register here 
Intermediate In person 16-Dec Moderator TBD Register here

Advanced Online 9-Dec Mario Cazzanti Register here

Mentor / Mentee Program for Italian Professionals

The COMITES (Committee of Italians Abroad) of San Francisco just launched the first mentorship program for Italian professionals residing within the San Francisco Consular jurisdiction.

Details of the program, including links to application forms for Mentors and Mentees are available at the following page:


December 13, 2023 6 PM - 9 PM

Jefferson Park Lawn and Bowling Clubhouse

4101 Beacon Ave S., Seattle WA 98108

Il Punto and Dante Alighieri society are excited to co-host an Italian bingo event!

Event is adults only since wine will be served, and is open to both members and non-members.


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:

Board of Directors

Board of Directors for 2023:

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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