Italian American Society of St. Petersburg, Florida

Ongoing Events

First Tuesday of Month, 7 p.m.
Board Meeting

Third Thursday of Month, 6:45 p.m.
General Membership Meeting
September through May


Free Italian Classes
at 6:00 PM and again at 7:00 PM.
September through May

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Italian American Society of St. Petersburg
c/o Gulfport Senior Center
5501 27th Avenue South
Gulfport, Florida 33707



Free Italian Classes

The IASOSP will be opening its season on Thursday, January 6th, 2022 with two full hours of classes at The Gulfport Senior Center. Here are the details:

6PM to 7PM Classes for Basic Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels of Italian

7PM to 8PM Classes for Advanced Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels of Italian

What textbook is used? Beginning and Intermediate level classes use “Italian Made Simple”, by Cristina Mazzoni, ISBN # 978-0-7679-1539-7. Books can be purchased on the evening of September 9th from the IASOSP. Books can also be purchased from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Where are classes held? Classes are held at our traditional venue, The Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave S, Gulfport.

Are there restrictions at the Gulfport Senior Center? At this time the Senior Center has no restrictions regarding class size, social distancing or mask wearing; however, we do encourage mask wearing.

Who can attend? Students of any age are welcome! You can attend if you’ve never studied Italian, taken Italian in school or know some Italian from traveling in-country or heard Italian from your grandparents.

What level should I attend? If you’re not sure you can use an online self-assessment tool. Go to:

How can I become a member of the IASOSP? Membership is open to all. Being Italian or of Italian ancestry is not a requirement. Membership enrollment will be available on the evening of September 9th at the Gulfport Senior Center. Benefits of membership include substantial discounts to local Italian restaurants and discounts to both IASOSP’s Christmas party and season ending Pizza Party as well as a discount applied to the purchase of the textbook, “Italian Made Simple”.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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