A kaleidoscope of activities and events pervade the span of the PIA’s five decades
Socio-cultural events like Italian language courses, art exhibitions, bazaars, fashion shows, film showings, cooking demonstrations, dramatic events, and musical presentations such as recitals and concerts performed by distinguished Italian and Filipino personages, have dotted PIA’s history. A precious library houses a collection of books and periodicals on Italian literature, history, art and music and other valuable basic reference materials, and is open to the public.
Through the Association’s recommendations, initiatives have been taken by the Italian Embassy and the Italian Government in the granting of scholarships to Filipino students of music, fine arts, agriculture, book restoration, science, architecture, and economics in the past. Study visits of Filipino painters, artists, and others were also whole-heartedly sponsored. Visits of prominent Italian government officials and business personalities are always encouraged.