Filitalia International is a non-profit organization, founded in 1987, to promote and preserve the Italian heritage, language, and customs throughout the world. The goal of Filitalia International is to solidify and expand the Italian culture, tradition, and heritage through social and humanitarian events. We offer many programs including Scholarships for younger members, Italian Language classes, networking events for young professionals, and cultural events to experience and learn about the Italian Culture firsthand.

Since its conception in 1987, Filitalia has continued to grow and has reached International status with 20 Chapters in 5 different countries and is ever expanding. Our entire organization has been built by the efforts of dedicated volunteers whose love of the Italian Culture has served as a perpetual light to communities throughout the world. The word ‘Filitalia’ means just that, “Love for Italy”. Our mission is to protect and preserve the Italian heritage and culture and encourage the study of the Italian language.

Our language classes are taught by qualified native Italian speakers who have a passion for Italy as well as teaching. The classes are taught throughout the Chapters and at our Center in the heart of South Philadelphia. The “M.Fabrizio & P.Nestico Center for Language and Culture” is located on E. Passyunk Ave and Mifflin Streets. It was opened in 2005 and is the home to our cultural events as well. We offer a variety of Italian Language Classes to accommodate all levels of learners. Currently we offer Beginners I, Beginners II, Intermediate, and Advanced classes. Our mission of providing Italian classes to all of society at affordable rates is realized through our language program at Filitalia International.

2014 Scholarship and Presidential Awards

Sunday, October 5th 2014 2:00pm
The 2014 Scholarship and President Awards Night held on Sunday October 5th 2014 at La Scala’s Restaurant in Center City Philadelphia, was an outstanding and successful event.  13 Students this year were award scholarships, ranging from elementary school to University.  3 of the recipients were from our Italian Chapters and 10 from various USA Chapters.  Dr. Nestico presented the scholarship awards to recipients ranging from 2rd grade to University Students and they were all extremely grateful.  One of the students was asked: “What is the mission of Filitalia International?”  and proudly replied, “Language, Culture and Service to others.”   Another student was asked what is the motto of Filitalia International?  And She responded correctly, “Humility, Justice and Honesty.” The event concluded with delicious desserts and coffee.  It was a heartwarming event and a positive way to acknowledge the hard work of our members and students. Filitalia International has been accepting donations through the years for its scholarship fund.  Anyone interested in donating money to establish a fund in the name of a loved one for such a gratifying cause, write

Filitalia International 2014 Gala

Sunday, November 16th
Celebrations, Bensalem, PA

Join us for this prestigious event where we will honor three recipients the following awards Citizenship Award, Leadership & Education Award and Humanitarian Award Tickets and more details coming soon Interested in becoming a sponsor for this most prestigious gala? We need your support and sponsorship includes tickets and an ad in our program book. For more details and information please click here or contact Buffy Harakidas at 215-600-0009