What’s The Story Behind This Rooster?

Once upon a time in the republic of Florence, there were two rival families – the Medicis and the Pazzis. As the wealthiest and most powerful clan in all the land, the Medici family had a lot to celebrate. And celebrate they did! Read more

New Classes & Events!

Visit our Events Page to see a complete listing.

Volunteer Work Day

All hands welcome!!

Who knew…………..

we had so many artists?! Read more.

Ciao! Siete Pronti?

Our Italian Language classes are back! Read more

Bella Italia Day Camp

An interacive day camp designed for children ages 6 – 12 to have fun while learning about all things Italian. Read More

A Heart-shaped Lake With An Ancient Castle At Its Side

This UNESCO World Heritage Site of Castellaro Lagusello is listed among the “most beautiful villages in Italy”. Read more


The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago announces the U.S. Tour of Inferno 1911, touching five cities and Midwest states. This exclusive event will premier:

Saturday, May 6 at 7:00pm
Fleur Cinema & Cafe
4545 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA

All donations will benefit the Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa. Read More

Our Mail Has Moved

Please make note of our new mailing address:

Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa

PO Box 4994

Des Moines IA 50305

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