Sister Organizations


HOUSE of ITALY – San Diego

The House of Italy’s Italian-American neighborhood is all of San Diego.  Its home is in one of the 32 historic cottages tucked into San Diego’s beautiful jewel, Balboa Park. The cottages were founded as part of the California Pacific International Exposition in 1935 and are now called the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages.  They are dedicated to fostering and cultivating multicultural goodwill and understanding through cultural, educational and social programs.

The House of Italy, HOI, plays a major role in maintaining the Italian American cultural identity.   It keeps our unique Italian American heritage alive by helping its members live and remember their heritage, pass it down to the next generation, and introduce it to non-Italians.

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PrintItalian American Academy – San Diego

The Italian American Academy is a not-for-profit organization of parents and educators whose ultimate goal is to develop fully bilingual and bicurricular scholastic programs for children.

Blending rigorous European curriculum and dynamic American teaching style, programs are based on the current and official elementary school curriculum of Italy. Classes are taught by mother tongue educators and are open to all children.
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Il-SassoIL SASSO Scuola di Italiano – Montepulciano


The school is located in an historic building in the heart of the town. It has 8 large, airy classrooms, a conference hall and a terrace with a lovely panoramic view – a favorite place for students to take their class breaks during the summer. There is also a free Internet point and free WiFi access.

The students can study or watch a film at the school at any time throughout the day. In addition, the school offers its students the chance to pass their afternoons together through a wide variety of excursions and activities – guided tours, wine, olive oil and cheese tastings, cooking lessons, walks in the country.
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