At Sierra 2 Center: 2791 24th Street, Sacramento CA
Italian Center: 6821 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Carmichael CA
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 189427, Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone: (916) Italy-00, (916) 482-5900 Fax: (916) 482-5909

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Event Highlights

Events At the Italian Center
(6821 Fair Oaks Blvd. Carmichael, CA 95608)
Please see current newsletter for details

Learn Italian, meet new people with similar interests by registering in one of our Italian Language Classes! See schedule!


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Sunday, Ocober 16 at 8:00pm: Film: "To Rome, With Love"

Sunday, Ocober 18 at 1:30pm: *Cooking Show with Rosetta Costantino

Sunday, Ocober 25 at 2:00pm: Lecture Series: "Captio! Italians and the Development of Martinez"

Sunday, November 8at 2:00pm: Lecture Series with Diane Hales: "Mona Lisa, a Life Discovered"

*purchase tickets now!
all other events are tickets at the door

We invite you to Celebrate Italian Culture with us throughout the year!

Please join the Italian Cultural Society for any of these upcoming events. If you have questions do not hesitate to email us at or call us 916 482-5900.

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on all
Society Tours

Annual Italian Center Fund Drive


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5 terre Let the Italian Cultural Society take you home to Italy with these exclusive tours:


  • Our exclusive Italian Cultural Society tours highlight Italy's spectacular natural beauty, its rich patrimony of art, history, music, culture and the delicious local foods and wines. We take care of all the details, from choosing the most beautiful cities, the best local guides and escorts and the most charming hotels to ensure travelers enjoy the trip of a lifetime. Even the most experienced travelers rate the Italian Cultural Society tours as the best trips they've ever taken. Don't miss this opportunity to see Italy with those who truly know it best.

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Language Classes are offered for students at every level. There is no better way to celebrate Italian culture than to learn the language! Session starts 11, January 2016!! See class schedule now!

Two hundred and fifty million people in the world speak Italian which is called “la dolce lingua” (the sweet language). This is significant, considering Italy does not share the colonial history of languages like English, French and Spanish have. Italian is 
Now is the time to learn the beautiful language of music, food, culture, fashion, art and amore. The Italian Language School can teach you to speak Italian, or improve your Italian with instructors who know that the most effective learning takes place in a dynamic and friendly environment.
We have taught Italian for over 33 years and use a proven curriculum to teach students how to speak and understand Italian in a fun, no-stress atmosphere. Our approach gives students a real understanding of Italian culture, customs, food and people, and emphasizes the pleasure and beauty of Italian language and culture. In addition to the satisfactions of learning Italian, the classes offer a fun experience and the opportunity to meet people who share similar goals and interests. We also offer free tutoring and practice sessions to our students. Classes are taught at both the Italian Center (Carmichael) and Sierra 2 Community Center (Sacramento).
For your convenience, registration fees may be paid online with a PayPal account or credit card, or by check at the first class meeting.Other than a trip to Italy, classroom time gives students of Italian the best learning expereince. We encourage our students to attend more than one class per quarter, and provide a great pricing incentive. When one student takes more than one class per quarter they receive a 50% discount on any ADDITIONAL classes. See STORE for details. Call: 916 ITALY-00 (482-5900) or visit and Learn Italian Now!

Our Summer program offers conversation and review for various levels of Italian, in the summer we will also offer our popular Italian for Travelers class. Several conversation classes are offered for continuing students who want to practice speaking Italian in a relaxed teacher led atmosphere. You can learn Italian and have fun at the same time! Every Italian Cultural Society class stresses the pleasure of the Italian language and culture and find that the most effective learning happens The Italian Language School offers classes year round for children, adults and travelers.

"Un uomo che parla due lingue ne vale due"
He who speaks two languages is worth double

Ciao Italia and Ciao Piccoli Italian Language and Culture for Kids
We have classes for children ages 2 to 12!
We are expanding our Pre-School. Please complete this BRIEF
Pre-School Survey
The Italian Language School has developed very special Language and Heritage programs for bambini. The latest research shows how even just an hour a week of foreign language gives an important grounding in the language which allows leads to conversation. Our Italian Language Programs brings Italian language to the many children who do not have Italian offered in their school. The Italian Cultural Society offers year round language programs with small teacher to student ratio. Our fun-filled programs are designed to let children explore Italy, its rich culture, food, art and language in a fun setting. The Italian Cultural Society encourages all children to participate. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn one of the world's most beautiful languages- l'Italiano!

FESTA ITALIANA Voted Northern California's Best Italian Festival!
  • Saturday- August 1, -11am to 10 pm and Sunday - August 2, - 11am to 7 PM 2015
  • 3730 Auburn Blvd. Sacramento, Ca (just one block east of Watt Ave)

Many heartfelt thanks to our WONDERFUL FESTA VOLUNTEERS AND ORGANIZERS. This beautiful Italian community event features delicious Italian food and drink and stellar entertainers. There is both an indoor airconditioned and an open outdoor Italian Marketplace, a Children's games and rides area, bocce ball, Italian cars, motorcycles and much more entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. There are plenty of tables and cahirs in this private, shady park-like setting.
We invite everyone to come out and celebrate Italian heritage with us. Don't miss Festa Italiana! Northern California's Italian community gathering for two days of Italian cuisine, music, dancing, fun and friendship. For information about the greatest Italian Festival in California go to visit


Festa 2015 presented a wonderful group of young ladies. The five finalist were presented at the Festa, and it was incredibly difficult to select the FESTA ITALIANA QUEEN SCHOLARSHIP reciepient and the Ambassador SCHOLARSHIP reciepient . Congratulations to Queen: Brianna Bado and Ambassador: Mary Quilici. Brianna and Mary will be attending all the major Italian Cultural Society events and you will have the opportunity to congratulate them yourself.

The Festa Italiana Scholarship is open to all young women of Italian descent ages 16 to 22 who are currently enrolled or plan to enroll in higher education. Next year the $1,000 Scholarship will be awarded at Festa Italiana 2016. For information or an application contact Phyllis Gargas, Festa Queen Scholarship Coordinator at or visit FESTAITALIANA

See you at the FESTA!!!


Bambini 2


Bambini Dancers Kick up their Heels   

Our Children's Folk dance group allows kids to learn Italian culture through dance. Children receive lessons and attend practices and perform throughout the year. This is a fun way to introduce your child to Italian culture and dance. All Children are invited to join the BAMBINI DANCERS!!

• Contact information for Italian Children Folk Dancers:

-   For booking performances of the Bambini contact or to join the Bambini contact Diana Quilici at:

Balliamo! means "Let's Dance" and The Italian Folk Dance Group Balliamo! does just that.
Balliamo! performs at local and regional events. If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate Italian culture, Balliamo! might be just for you. For information about joining Balliamo!, attending a practice session or booking the group for a performance contact Group Director: Doris Beckert at (916) 482-8674 - email

A Dream Come True
Un Sogno Realizzato

  • The Northern California's Italian Cultural Center, 6821 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, 95608
  • Support the Italian Center's by making a gift to the CENTER ENDOWMENT FUND

Our new Italian Center represents the hopes, dreams and aspirations of the Italian Community of Northern California. Now the Italian community has a home of our own where we can celebrate our cultural heritage and build and grow our community. We owe our thanks to the many people who donated their hard-earned money to be part of the dream. We thank all the many people who made a difference and cared enough to contribute to make this dream a reality.

The new center is fully operational and serves thousands of people each year. The Italian Center serves as the second campus of the Italian Language School for adults, elementary school and pre-school children. The Italian Center is the home to our Italian library, the Balliamo! and the Bambini folk dance troupes, the film and lecture series, and to all of the Italian Cultural Society's Heritage programs.

Your tax deductible gift will help the Italian Center serve the cultural needs of our community by providing unique programs which preserve our rich heritage. Please give generously.

SACRAMENTO – The Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved the Northern
California based Italian Cultural Society as the assessor agency for teaching credentials. In an effort to preserve and promote Italian Cultural Language and Culture the Italian Cultural Society will offer the Italian Language section of the California Exam for a Single Subject teaching credential in Italian. Currently exams are held twice each year, in November and in May. In order to serve the maximum number of teachers we will be alternating test locations between Los Angeles and Sacramento.

Next exam date will be in 2016, date and time to be announced. Italian Credential Application and details!