Center for Italian Culture


To encourage the understanding and appreciation of all aspects of Italian language and culture, including ancient and contemporary studies, and the Italian experience in the New World. - adopted April 2000

Through an initial gift from Mrs. Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio of Phoenix, Arizona, the Center was established in 1999 as one of the university's community outreach programs. Several major gifts have been added to an endowment fund that provides annual income for the Cultural Series and the Center's Italian language and culture initiatives.


The Center for Italian Culture is located on the Fitchburg State University campus in the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library (handicap accessible) 4th. floor at the corner of Pearl and North Streets in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

The CIC Reading Room, Library and Archive Center

The Library is open during the academic year when classes are in session.
Images of the CIC

Note: Visitors are encouraged to call or email the Administrative Assistant to schedule a visit. Contact: Carolyn Garrahan at (978) 665-4789 or