Centre for Italian Studies

On the initiative of the Centre for Italian Studies at the University of Innsbruck, the INNcontri cultural association, the Tyrolean Provincial Museums and in cooperation with the Institute for Romance Studies, the Institute for Translation Studies and the municipality of Innsbruck, the “Week of the Italian Language in the World” will be organised in 2022, 17 to 21 October, in Innsbruck

This traditional series of events is supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the "Accademia della Crusca" language society and the Italian cultural and diplomatic network, and serves to promote and spread Italian.

The varied programme of events under the motto of “L’italiano e i giovani” includes a panel discussion, a theatre performance and museum tours of the Ferdinandeum museum of the province of the Tyrol and the Tyrolean Folk Art Museum.

All events will be held in Italian.

  MON, 17 October 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Ferdinandeum Museum – provincial museum of the Tyrol, auditorium, 3rd floor, Museumstraße 15, 6020 Innsbruck

Panel discussion with Giorgia Pagliuca (@ggalaska) & Roland Psenner. Presentation: Benedikt Sauer
“CRISI CLIMATICA: MA COME NE PARLI?” / “Climate crisis: How do you speak about it”?

A cross-generational panel discussion on the burning issue of our time, with a focus on communicative strategies and possible conflicts. Protagonists of the debate are Giorgia Pagliuca, young influencer and activist from Italy, and Roland Psenner, experienced natural scientist and emeritus professor of limnology at the University of Innsbruck.

Language: Italian
Free admission. Please register:

  TUE, 18 October 2022, 7:00 p.m.

BogenTheater, Viaduktbogen 32, Ing.-Etzelstraße, 6020 Innsbruck

Theatre performance

An intricate theatrical journey through the most important stages in the development of the Italian language, with some historical figures who witnessed its creation and made it known throughout the world. Written, directed and acted by Gigi Colasanto. Original music by Francesco Bevacqua.

Language: Italian
Free admission. Please reserve as there are limited places.:

  From TUE 18 October to FRI 21 October 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on each day

Ferdinandeum Museum – provincial museum of the Tyrol or Tyrolean Museum for Folk Art, 6020 Innsbruck

Guided museum tours in Italian with Laura Manfredi

The cultural mediator and language trainer Laura Manfredi guides visitors in her mother tongue to selected works of art in the Ferdinandeum Museum or the Tyrolean Folk Art Museum. The objects serve as a language stimulus to talk about different topics in Italian up to the present day, including digital messages that the pupils or students create. The focus is on the pleasure of communicating in the foreign language Italian! Duration 1 hour, max. 15 people per group.

Language: Italian, language level required: from A2.
Free admission (up to 19 years) + €2 per person for the guided tour. For registration contact or T +43 512 59489-111

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