Pasquale F. Nestico, M.D. and a group of Italian-Americans founded Filitalia in 1987. In 1991, Filitalia reached National scope with the addition of several chapters in the Northeastern United States. By April of 2007, Filitalia reached International status. Currently, there are several chapters throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada.
Filitalia International exists to preserve and defend the Italian heritage and culture by encouraging the study of the Italian language and providing educational events for the community. The word “Filitalia” means ‘love for Italy’.
- Help young Italian-Americans through our extensive scholarship program.
- Encourage the study of Italian language and culture throughout the world.
- Promote networking events for Italian-American youth and professionals.
- Solidify Italian-American culture through Italian sports events, social events, and humanitarian events.