Your Door to All Things Italian
We Embrace All Who Enjoy All Things Italian and Desire To Expand Their Knowledge of a Beautiful Country, Its People and Its Language
The Dante Alighieri Society of Washington promotes the
Italian language and culture and welcomes all who share those
objectives. Each year we present English and Italian programs
open to the public, and host the Christmas party and the
Annual Wine Dinner featuring wines from throughout Italy. The
Society also sponsors an Italian Language program with
beginner to expert classes for everyone who wants to learn,
improve or perfect their fluency in Italian.
September La Voce della Dante is now
The first La Voce della Dante of the 2018-2019 DAS calendar year is here!!! Just click here and La Voce will pop up in your browser. There's lots of good articles to read including:
- coming events,
- a history of our Language School and a profile of our new instructor,
- the Language School Schedule for the fall,
- a preview of what's at Festa Italiana this year and
- a tribute to the Walla Walla onion.
Previous issues of La Voce are available here.
Next English-language gathering:
Wed, September 12th, 2018
“Le Regioni d’Italia” (The Regions of Italy).
Nick will provide information and pictures about the foods,
wines, tourist attractions and industry of a region and ask
listeners to select the region to which those clues apply.
The presentation is a beta test of the quiz to be offered at
the Dante Alighieri Society Booth at Festa Italiana on
September 29 and 30.
Nick is a long-time Dante Alighieri Society member and
currently serves on the Society's Board of Directors.
for dinner beginning Friday, September 7.
Next Italian-language gathering:
Wed, September 26th, 2018
"La testa degli italiani" di Beppe Severgnini
For some foreigners, Italy is only a great immutable
poetics "mental Tuscany". A land of light and perfumes,
aperitifs at sunset and friendly natives. But in the heads
of Italians - unfortunately or fortunately - there is
something else. Traveling along the Peninsula in the company
of friends from abroad, Beppe Severgnini becomes an ironic
and implacable Dante. Beppe describing and explaining the
cities, the streets, the houses, the squares, the shops, the
churches, the stadiums etc.. describes a country that "has
too much style to be hell" but is "too disorderly to be
Federica was born and raised in Milan and she is very fond of her city. She studied Latin and ancient Greek, among other subjects, in high school at the Collegio San Carlo of Milan, and after her diploma, she graduated in Political Science from the Università Cattolica di Milano. Over the past 15 years Federica, driven by her passion for brand communication, has been working in different marketing and communication roles. In addition, Federica, extending her passion for brand communication and interpersonal communication, began a parallel career as a professional coach. As of today, she is a consultant, coach, and professional trainer in communication, style, and personal branding. Federica loves teaching Italian, sharing her language and bringing alive with her students the Italian style and way.
Next Italian language class series:
Fall Quarter 2018
October 2 - December 11
Registration Due by September 25
Five learning levels available
Become a Dante Member
Join the Fun and Support Dante Seattle through Your Membership. Check out the attached message from our President on reasons to join.
Dues are effective on the calendar year. Make sure that yours are current.
Special Announcements & Events:
- Seattle San Gennaro Festival The Sixth Annual Seattle San Gennaro Festival returns to Georgetown September 7th to 9th. Get more details on this year's events at the Festival's website.
- The 31st Annual Festa Italiana at the Seattle
Center takes place
September 29 & 30.
Festa Italiana is free and celebrates the cultural roots
of Italians and Italian-Americans in the Pacific Northwest
by promoting the arts, the food and the culture that are
uniquely Italian. Come visit the Dante Alighieri Society's
booth and take a quiz to test your knowledge of Italy's
regions. More information can be found at Festa Italiana's website.
- Biblioteca Italiana Seattle (BIS), a library of Italian language literature is maintained by Il Punto! Membership for BIS is free and users can borrow books at no charge. Library books can be picked up by visiting BIS at 14300 Greenwood Ave N on Sundays between 2 and 4pm, with the help of a volunteer. Learn more.
- Check out Italian Talk Radio, Mondays, 3:00pm - 5:00pm. You can find it in Seattle on KKNW 1150AM, in Tacoma on KLAY 1180AM or online live at 1150KKNW.com. Learn more about NW Italian Talk Radio.
- The Auburn Bocce Club offers free bocce instructions on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 - 6:00 PM, mid-April through mid-October, weather permitting @ Les Gove Park in Auburn. See auburnbocce.org for more information.
- DAS Language Program Honored with a Grant for the second year from the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco and the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco.