French-Italian swap

  The Italian Society is teaming up with the French Society for an awesome swap at Wildwood restaurant! Forget academia for an evening and come spread the continental love 🙂 20 to 30 places available, £14.95 per person. Fill in this form by June 8th at 5pm to reserve a place. (link) When: 10th June, […]

Cineforum – Allacciate le cinture

For our last cinema night of term, we will be showing Turkish-Italian director Ferzan Özpetek’s latest film, “Allacciate le cinture” (“Fasten your seatbelts”). Elena (Kasia Smutniak) and Antonio (Francesco Arca) are complete opposites. They are too different in terms of personality, life choices, worldview, and the way they relate to others. However, they are overwhelmed […]

Opera night – “La Traviata” talk and screening

  ‘A toast to the pleasures of life!’ – so sing Violetta, her new admirer Alfredo and her party guests in the opening scene of Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata. But beneath the surface glamour of Violetta’s Parisian life run darker undercurrents: her doomed love for Alfredo and the tensions the lovers encounter when they break […]

Swap with Cypriot society

  Join us for a Mediterranean dinner at the Copper Kettle to brag about our beautiful landscape and culture and complain about the British weather/food. 20 places available, £12 per person. Email Daria at or Nicolas at to book. When: Friday 29th January at 20:00 Where: Agora at The Copper Kettle, 4 Kings […]

Italian Masterpieces of the Fitzwilliam Museum

 Come along to discover a corner of Italy-  in Cambridge!  History of Art PhD student Stephanie  Azzarello will give us a tour of the best  Italian paintings of the Fitzilliam  Museum. The Museum displays many  excellent pieces of art from Renaissance  artists, and particularly those from the  superlative Venetian School, such as  Titian and Veronese. When?: […]

Term Card Lent 2016

“Coll’anno nuovo, il caso incomincerà a trattar bene voi e me e tutti gli altri, e si principierà la vita felice. Non è vero?” (Giacomo Leopardi) Happy new year to all our CUITSoc members and Italo-philes! We hope you’ve had a great Christmas and well-deserved break. With the new year, we’d like to invite you to […]

CUItSoc Conversation Night

Practice your conversation skills in a friendly and informal environment! Our Conversation Night is open to all those who want to improve their Italian by chatting with native speakers. Please note that we only have 15 places available so remember to sign up here if you want to attend: We look forward to seeing […]

ItSoc Theatre Project Auditions Day 1-2

Our theatre project is starting again! For the third consecutive year the Italian Society, in collaboration with Roman actor and director Ludovico Nolfi, will be staging a play at the end of Lent term, and we are looking for a cast and crew: actors, musicians, sound and lighting technicians, costume and make up artists, on […]


  For our second cinema night of term, we are presenting one of legendary film director Federico Fellini’s greatest works: the 1973 masterpiece “Amarcord”. In an Italian seaside town, young Titta (Bruno Zanin) gets into trouble with his friends and watches various local eccentrics as they engage in often absurd behavior. Frequently clashing with his […]