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The 20th edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World will be held from 19 to 25 October and will be celebrated by all Italian Embassies and Consulates under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic.

This year’s theme is “Italian between word and image: graffiti, illustrations, comics“.

During the week it will be possible to freely read in e-book format the volume specially created by the Accademia della Crusca on the theme of the event, in collaboration with the goWare publishing house and edited by Claudio Ciociola and Paolo d’Achille:

It is also possible to connect to the platform to follow the webinars organized by the company “Lucca Crea” with the finalists of the “Lucca Project Contest-Giovanni Marinelli (in Italian with English subtitles).

In Perth and Fremantle the calendar of events includes the following:

Sunday 18 October 2020 at 12:00 pm, Fraser’s Restaurant

Italian Feast – by ANFE Perth

Afternoon dedicated to gastronomy, literature, the history of Italian emigration, painting and music.

-> for information and reservations call 0419 282 999 / 08 9362 6674 / 0417 935 788

Tuesday 20 October 2020 at 02.30 pm, Italo-Australian Welfare and Cultural Center

Maria Montessori’s 150th anniversary celebration – by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Perth

Seminar on the Montessori educational method and on the figure of the pedagogist by Prof. Fernando Porta of Southern Cross University.

-> for information and reservations write to

Wednesday 21 October 2020 at 05:00 pm, Italian Club Fremantle

The Italian language between word and image – by the Consulate of Italy in Perth

Seminar on the relationship between language and image moderated by Prof. John Kinder of the University of Western Australia, presentation of the illustrated book for children “Arriverà la befana?” by Daniele Foti-Cuzzola and Daniela Pruiti Ciarello, exhibition of the award-winning comics at the 2020 Lucca Comics Festival.

-> for information and reservations write to

Saturday 24 October 2020 08:00 am, online

National Conference of Italian Language Teachers in Australia – organized by the Italian Embassy in Canberra

Annual conference of Italian teachers on the theme of the Week, organized this year via videoconference by the Italian Language Center in Brisbane.

-> for information and reservations register at

Sunday 25 October 2020 at 11:30 am, Club Abruzzo and Molise

Alberto Sordi’s 100th anniversary celebration – by Com.It.Es. Western Australia

A day full of fun thanks to the representation by the Dante Alighieri Society WA of some scenes taken from the films of Alberto Sordi, lunch and screening of the film “Bello, onesto emigrato Australia sposerebbe compaesana illibata” (in Italian with English subtitles).

-> for information and reservations visit the website