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Consulate General of Italy - Cultural Section

Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Vancouver
500 - 510 West Hastings St.
Vancouver BC  V6B 1L8
Tel.: (++)1-604-688-0809 
Fax: (++)1-604-688-2147

Opening hours:
Mon-Thu: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm & 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm & 2:00 - 4:00 pm 


Dear Members and Friends,

With the month of September, 2014, the activities of the Istituto come to an end. Our offices will cease to exist on September 30th. Nevertheless, a Cultural Office is being opened within the Consulate General in Vancouver, so some of our services will remain active, and a few events will still be organized every year.
We would like to thank all of you who have shown us their support during these 34 years of activity in Vancouver.
If you would like to still receive information on cultural events, please send an email message to or, after October 1st,  

Check our calendar of events for SEPTEMBER 2014 (pdf). 

Also, among the areas that will be affected by these changes, there are our language courses, that should be taken over by a new provider. The beginning of the Fall session will be therefore slightly delayed this year (early October to mid-December), but the courses will retain a similar structure, the same teachers and the same textbooks as before. The schedule for the next session should be finalized by mid-September, when we shall get back to you to inform you of the new procedures for registration.

Stay tuned and keep in touch!


Our SUMMER 2014  session of language courses (click here for info):

  • download our general brochure

  • download the revised pdf flyer for our current Summer session (July-September)  





Thursday, September 18, 2014

"Personaggi e persone – Vol. II"

A book launch to present the latest volume by Anna Maria Zampieri Pan, titled “Personaggi e Persone – Vol. II”.The event will be entirely in Italian, with no translation in English.


-European Book Club: Italy

Saturday, September 20, 2014

European Book Club: Italy

The next meeting of the EU Book Club will discuss the Italian novel Sweet Dreams (Fai bei sogni)*, by Italian author and journalist Massimo Gramellini. At turns poignant and funny, Sweet Dreams – the most successful book to come out of Italy in 2012, >>>


-Calgary International Film Festival

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Calgary International Film Festival

The award-winning 2014 Italian comedy Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot (Zoran, il mio nipote scemo) by Matteo Oleotto will be screened during this year's edition of the Calgary Film Festival.


-An evening of poetry with Corrado Calabrò

Monday, September 22, 2014 - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

An evening of poetry with Corrado Calabrò

The Consulate General of Italy and the Istituto, in collaboration with the Dept. of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies of UBC, presents an evening to launch a volume of poetry by Corrado Calabro', translated in English only a few weeks ago by local >>>


-New Publishers for New Readers!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

New Publishers for New Readers!

This evening, organized in collaboration with Il Centro – Italian Cultural Centre, is aimed mostly at teachers of Italian, although everybody is welcome. Deborah Soria, a longtime member of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Italia and >>>


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