Leave The Kids With Us

This “Take & Bake” class features Italian favorites – calzones & cookies. Children will experience the fun of making these specialities and taking them home to bake. Designed for ages 6-16. Read more

Bella Italia Day Camp

Let your little ones have fun attending an interactive day camp while learning about all things Italian. Designed for children 6-12.

Read more here.

We’re following in their footsteps …..

Since its foundation in 1975, FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano (the National Trust for Italy) takes care of special places in Italy so that present and future generations from all over the world may enjoy a priceless legacy; it promotes a culture of respect for Italy’s natural heritage, art, history and traditions protecting a unique heritage that belongs to all of humanity; it monitors the protection of Italy’s natural and cultural assets.   Read more

Dignitaries from Chicago 

Visitors from the Consolato Generale d’Italia Chicago shared ideas on the future of Italians in the Midwest as they toured our facility Friday.

We were honored to host Mr. Thomas Botzios, The Consul General, and his wife, Elisa Campoli, and the Director of the Italian Institute of Culture for the Midwest.

We look forward to a long relationship in showcasing our heritage.

Learn How To Make Italian Easter Bread

Join us in making the traditional Easter Bread in this 2-hour class on April 9th. Each participant will take home their very own bread to bake. Read more.

Cute, Retro and Economical – There’s Much to Love About The Fiat 500

Production of the iconic Fiat 500, otherwise known as cinquecento, ran for only 18 years, from 1957 to 1975, but it had already secured place in people’s hearts, both because of the low maintenance costs and economy. Read more.

Free To The Public!

Visit us at our annual Buona Festa di San Giuseppe. Learn about this traditional Italian event that features one-of-a-kind altar displays.  Read more here.

Volunteers Needed!

Join our crew at the Italian-American Cultural Center of IA

for a few hours of light maintenance work.

Saturday, February 26                   9:00AM – 12:00PM

Se stiamo assieme, possiamo farcela. –  If we work together, we can do it.

Italian Language Courses

The Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa will be offering two courses in the Italian language:

Italian Conversation

Italian Basics and Grammar

Both classes will meet on Wednesdays starting on March 9, 2022, and run for 8 weeks at the Cultural Center . Read more.

Des Moines Pioneers

For more than a half century, beginning in the early 1880’s, Italian immigrants traveled to Des Moines in search of new homes and new opportunities. Here, the immigrants and their children enjoyed success in a variety of economic pursuits and earned positions of respect in city politics and in the local business community. Read more