The name AMICI

 

The school was named A.M.I.C.I., which stands for Alessandro Manzoni Istituto Culturale Italiano.

In Italian amici means "friends" and underlines the friendly atmosphere of this school.

Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873) is one of the main writers in Italian literature. His novel I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed) is considered a masterpiece of the modern Italian language.

Below: In Milan there is a statue of him and a famous downtown street named after him.

Statue of Alessandro Manzoni in Milan