La Voce Italiana Magazine Primavera 2024

Read the Spring 2024 issue of La Voce Italiana!

La Voce Italiana is a digital magazine published four times a year by the Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) of Houston as the voice of all things Italian. Enjoy articles about Italian culture and news from the Italian Cultural & Community Center.

In this issue of La Voce Italiana:

Experience Italy in Houston at ICCC’s Open House

by the ICCC Team

Save the date and get ready to experience Italy in Houston! Join us for our Open House on Sunday, April 21 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and delight in shopping, games, giveaways, live performances, demo classes, and more at the historic Milford House. This event is open to all ages and will be free to the public. Whether you’re a longtime supporter of the Center or you’re new to our organization, we invite you to explore the best of Italian culture in Houston at our Open House.

Throughout the afternoon, guests will enjoy complimentary refreshments and have the opportunity to sample and shop from our curated vendors.


Congratulations to the Recipient of the 2023 Study Abroad Scholarship

by the ICCC Team

The Italian Cultural & Community Center is delighted to announce the recipient of our Fall 2023 Study Abroad Scholarship, Grace Yetter.

Grace Yetter is a junior at Rice University pursuing a major in Political Science and a certificate in Italian Language. She will be traveling to Rome for the Spring 2024 semester to study in an International Relations program hosted by IES. Having spent last summer interning at a foreign affairs think tank in Rome, Grace is excited to return to continue building professional connections in her field and move closer to fluency in Italian



A Closer Look at The Beautiful Summer (La bella estate)

by the ICCC team

To kick off Houston’s long, hot summer, join us for a screening of The Beautiful Summer (La bella estate) as part of ICCC Houston’s 2024 Italian Contemporary Film Series.

The film stars up-and-comer Deva Cassel, daughter of stars Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci, who is also set to play Angelica Sedàra in Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of The Leopard.

“Freely based” on Cesare Pavese’s 1949 novel of the same name, La bella estate is not a love story, but a story about falling in love, says director Laura Lucchetti. This “is a movie about a girl and her body going through changes and transformations, driven by the desire to exist, to be seen and loved. Our protagonist, Ginia, is a young woman very reminiscent of girls from our present, at that particular juncture in life when one becomes an adult, holding your breath and enacting the greatest freedom of all, the freedom of choosing how to love,” writes director Laura Luchetti.