Italian Cultural Center - Il Punto!

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

Upcoming Events

News & Announcements

Annual Membership Meeting - Nov 4 @10am

The Il Punto Annual Membership meeting will be held on Nov 4, 2023 @10am on Zoom.
Members will receive an invite in email by the end of September. The meeting will be an opportunity to meet the Board, review the Strategic plan and see a recap of what we've been doing for the past year.  

Conversation Groups Fall dates Available!

Level Location Date Moderator Registration

Beginner In person 23-Sep Daniela Balestra Register here
Beginner In person 21-Oct Daniela Balestra Register here
Beginner In person 11-Nov Daniela Balestra Register here
Beginner In person 2-Dec Daniela Balestra Register here 
Intermediate Online 16-Sep Romina Olevano Register here
Intermediate In person 14-Oct Romina Olevano Register here
Intermediate In person 18-Nov Romina Olevano Register here
Intermediate In person 16-Dec Romina Olevano Register here
Advanced Online 9-Sep Mario Cazzanti Register here
Advanced Online 7-Oct Mario Cazzanti Register here
Advanced Online 11-Nov Mario Cazzanti 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:

Italian Book Club of Seattle

October 13,  2023 - online via Zoom

The Italian book club of Seattle meets every second Friday of the month.

Next meeting is Oct 13, @5pm via Zoom. The meeting is in Italian.

Please contact Gaetano (see email address below) to be added to the book club or you can subscribe to the Meetup group, see link below.

Libro: Il mistero di Anna di Simona Lo Iacono.


Oppure iscriversi al gruppo Meetup: All Things Italian Group | Meetup

Caffe' con Amici (Issaquah)

October 1, 2023

11 AM - 12:30 PM PST

Join us for Italian conversation and coffee!

Hosted every 1st Sunday of the month.  This is a free event, please use the Meetup link below to sign up, or contact Gaetano at the email address provided below.

Ci incontriamo per fare quattro chiacchiere e bere un caffè insieme.

Data: Oct 1, 2023

Orario: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST
Evento: in person


Gli eventi si terranno ogni prima domenica del mese.

L'evento è gratuito. È consigliato registrare la propria presenza al gruppo Meetup:  All Things Italian Group (

NOI Bimbi

Registration for the Fall quarter are closed!

Registration for the Winter/Spring quarter will open again on Nov 1st.
Due to high demand, we are working hard to add more sessions to the program starting January.  If you are currently on a waitlist, keep an eye out for more information coming to your inbox soon!

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.


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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