Federazione Italiana Pallavolo (Italian Volleyball Federation - FIPAV) is the only recognized National Federation (by authorities CONI, CEV and FIVB), responsible for the organization, regulation and promotion of Volleyball, Beachvolley and Sitting Volley in Italy. It also represents Italy in the Italian volleyball activities in the international landscape.

The main purposes of FIPAV are:
a. promotion, strengthening, organization and discipline of the sport of volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volley;
b. the development of competitive activity, the preparation of athletes and the necessary activities for participation in the Olympic Games and international competitions;
c. prevention and repression of the use of substances that could alter the natural physical performance of athletes adhering to the rules and fair play;
FIPAV is organized in local committees, set up in each regional and provincial district.
FIPAV has always been active in the organization of prominent international events including, for example, Volleyball World Championships (Men in 2010 and Women in 2014), Beach Volleyball World Championship (Men and Women in 2011), Beach Volleyball European Championship (Men and Women in 2014), Volleyball World Leagues (from 2010 to 2014), Volleyball Grand Prixes (2013-2014), Volleyball Final Six (2014), Beach Volleyball World Tours (2010-2011-2013).

At the same time, in line with its promotional and social mission, FIPAV has also been fostering and promoting volleyball as a social and educational sport in schools and in various social strata which are not necessarily only at professional level. It includes a School Education Department and an Innovation and Research Office.