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Italian Cultural Centre

To help flourish the culture of Italy in India, the Italian Cultural Centre in New Delhi was established. Across the world, there are about 90 Italian cultural institutes, aiming for the promotion of the culture and improving dialogue and meetings among the artists, intellectuals, academicians and personalities in the field of culture. These institutes are working in concert with the embassies and consulates. Their aim is to help people of India, through Italian Cultural Centre in New Delhi, understand the language of Italian. There are courses being offered on the language, taught by experienced Italian teachers. For the access of students, there is a library in the Italian Cultural Centre in New Delhi. Reading rooms and audio visual facilities are provided for the students. Various other resources of information on the Italian culture is disbursed through these centres.

The Italian Cultural Centre also works towards the organising of major events and concerts and many art exhibitions. For this purpose, the centre undertakes collaborative approach with Indian cultural organisations and some auditoriums also. Many film festivals, dance troupe performances, art exhibitions and other features are showcased through these centres.

History of Establishment

In 1971, the Italian Cultural Centre was inaugurated in New Delhi. The first building was located in Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar and in 2002, it was shifted to the new premises of Italian embassy in Chandragupta Marg in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

Inside the premises of Italian Cultural Centre, there is a basement, a ground floor and the first floor. Exhibitions are held in the basement, while rooms for the staff and library are present in the first floor. Ground floor has multimedia halls for the screening of shows and movies. There is also a restaurant and cafe serving multi-cuisine menus. Architecturally, the building has a number of beautiful structures and has beautifully designed Italian structures, making it a befitting structure for the Italian Cultural Centre.


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