Sacramento Italian Cultural Society

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

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Let the Italian Cultural Society take you home to Italy
Our 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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Summer Language Classes are in session
Fall Language Classes will start the Week of September 13, 2010 Learn Italian Live the the Passion! The Italian Cultural Society has been teaching Italian in a dynamic and friendly atmosphere for over 27 years. Our classes are taught by professional, experienced teachers and native speakers following a proven curriculum. Our popular Italian classes will be offered at both the Carmichael and the Sierra 2 campus of the Italian Cultural Society. The Ponte Classes offer continuing students a great way to brush up and to stay connected to Italian.

Our Summer program offers conversation and review for various levels of Italian, in the summer we will also offer out 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 We offer classes year round.

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

Ciao for Kids
Summer Camps Starting in June 2010

The Italian Language School has developed very special Language and Heritage programs for bambini. 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 August 2010 in Sacramento
  • Saturday- August 7, -11am to 10 pm and Sunday - August 8 , - 11am to 6 pm 2010
Every year Northern California's Italian community gathers together for two days of Italian cuisine, music, dancing, fun and friendship. This year celebrates the 25th Annual Festa Italiana and promises to be of the best ever. The line up of performers booked is stellar including Sacramento's three Italian folk dance troupes. And who could resist the Italian food specialties and drinks served up at Festa Italiana? Shop the Marketplace, meet the Queen and her Court, see the Italian cars and motor scooters, play bocce and dance the night away. The festa will be held at the festival park at 3730 Auburn blvd. Mark your calendar and celebrate everything Italian at Festa! Call (916) 482-5900 for additional information. See Festa Flyer for coupons and details!

Bambini Dancers Kick up their Heels
Our Children's Folkdance 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!!

A Dream Come True
Un Sogno Realizzato

  • The New Northern California's Italian Cultural Center, 6821 Fair Oaks Blvd
The completion of the our new building represents the hopes, dreams and aspirations of the Italian Community of Northern California. Finally, we have a home of our own where we can celebrate our cultural heritage and build 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. We have taken out a loan to finish the interior construction of the new Italian Center so our fund raising must continue until we pay it off.

We encourage everyone to give generously to the Italian Building Fund. We still have a lot of hard work ahead of us to raise the money to pay off the project. We need your support now! We hope to have the Center fully operational by September. The new center will serve as the second campus of the Italian Language School. You can still contribute and become an important part of establishing a proud home for the Italian community by making a donation to the Building Fund today. Every donation will be listed in our "Legacy Book." Donations may be tax deductible and can be accumulated to make you eligible for a "Brick" or "Brass Plate" on our "Italian American Wall of Honor". Celebrate your heritage, build your community ... It's your future!

Gioventu' Italiana
Gioventu' is the Italian Cultural Society's young Italians welcoming people 18 - 40 interested in exploring Italian and Italian American culture in the Sacramento area. Explore and enjoy all aspects of Italian culture with us! Members include single, married and fluent speakers of the Italian language. If you are not Italian don't worry! If you cherish the culture as we do - Italians and Italian Americans can share, enjoy and explore Italian culture. The group meets monthly for an Italian Style Spaghettata and many other fun events.



Event Highlights
Children's Italian Summer Camps
Half day and all day camps are offered for
children 2 - 13 years of age. Each one week Session
of the camp changes theme. Children will be grouped into
age and grade appropriate groups and enjoy
learning Italian with fun summer activities, games, songs
visits and field trips.

July 19-23
August 2-6
August 9 - 13
Carmichael Center
Cost $105

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Approves Cultural Society as
Assessor Agency for Teaching Credentials in Italian Language Instruction:

SACRAMENTO – The Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved the Northern
California based Italian Cultural Society as an assessor agency for teaching credentials in
Italian language instruction, at its March 4, 2010 meeting.

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The Italian Cultural Society is proud to provide this very valuable service to California teachers. Interested parties should carefully read the details provided in the links below about the test and the application process. A sample test is being developed and will be published on this site soon.

Test Overview

Italian Test Structure and Guide

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