Cultural Institutes and cultural offices in Italy

Unlike Embassies and Consulates, the status of cultural institutes is not mentioned in the Vienna Conventions. They may be likened to the cultural departments of embassies depending on reciprocity conditions among states. An accredited cultural office/department may in any case have a seat detached from the Diplomatic Representation. This list includes both the cultural offices/departments of Embassies and cultural institutes present in Italy, the aim of which is to spread awareness of the culture of its own country in Italy.