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.



Filitalia International proudly announces the formation of

History of Italian Immigration Museum

Celebrating Italian roots and American dreams Grand Opening June 1, 2014

Ceremony celebration of Festa Della Republica

1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19148


Mission: The History of Italian Immigration Museum Mission is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of Italian Immigrants throughout the world for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment of the “Love for Italy.”


Vision: The History of Italian Immigration Museum Vision will be in concert with the Mission of Filitalia International: to promote, protect, and preserve the Italian heritage, language, culture and customs throughout the world and encourage the study of the Italian language.  



Support and Donations

Artifact donations and gifts may qualify as tax deductible contributions consistent with the provisions of IRS code section 501c3







Filitalia International Promo Video in Italian


PHILADELPHIA, PA, 04-1-Rosetta Miriello, 52, has been elected as Filitalia International President during Filitalia International 13th Convention on Sunday, 04/14, venue in Overbrook Golf Club in Villanova, PA USA.

President Miriello, who has been elected unanimously, pledged that Filitalia International will continue to grow both in the USA and elsewhere thanks to the effort of the Expansion Committee.

President Miriello also pointed out the importance to improve “Il Telegramma”. The Filitalia International bilingual bulletin is going to assume a more journalistic style, in order to spread in a professional way all US and non-US chapters’ activities inside and outside the organization.

“Filitalia International Cultural Committee will increase the number of scholarships, making Filitalia International center a focal point of cultural services to others. Moreover, the Humanitarian Committee will continue to provide help to the disadvantages: we are proud to ensure that more and more people and children are been helped thanks to our philanthropic activity” said President Miriello.

Pasquale Nestico, Filitalia outgoing President who guided the organization during the past 21 years, has been unanimously appointed as Filitalia International Honorary President.

President Nestico stated that Filitalia International must become the benchmark of a new high-qualified Italian emigration in the world by improving the International Exchange Program, in order to send in the next 5-10 years 20-30 young professional every year from Italy to the USA and vice versa.

“I want to congratulate President Miriello, the first woman elected as Filitalia International President: her election is a historical page in our organization. Under Miriello’s presidency, Filitalia International must grow, expanding scholarship and cultural programs, consolidating Chapters’ activity in their own territory, and improving the informative internal and external service by a new magazine and a website” said the Filitalia International founder.

Filitalia International 13th annual Convention also appointed the new BOD members: Henry Amanto (Gloucester Chapter), Michael Bonasera (Abington), Anthony Colavita (South Philadelphia), Severino Concordia (South Philadelphia), Paula De Sanctis-Bonavitacola (Delaware County), Chip Mackrides (Delaware County), Sammy Nestico (South Philadelphia), Salvatore Rosati (Abington), Michael Treat (South Philadelphia), Anna Di Paolo (South Philadelphia).

In addition to US Chapters’ delegates, also Filitalia Italian District Governor Daniele Marconcini (as Mantova Italy Chapter delegate) attended the Convention as well as the Cremona Italy Chapter President Matteo Cazzulani.



Filitalia is a US philanthropic foundation active in the spread of Italian language and culture all over the world.

Based on Philadelphia, PA, Filitalia is composed by 12 Chapters in the USA and Canada, 12 Chapters in Italy, and several other Sections in the EU.

1834 E. Passynk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148






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Phone: 215-334-8882 Fax: 215-551-0368

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