Dante Alighieri Society of Washington
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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 Italian language and culture. Our English and Italian programs are open to the public. We host an annual Christmas party and Wine Dinner featuring wines from throughout Italy. The Society sponsors an Italian Language program with beginner to expert classes.

About the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington

The Società Dante Alighieri, with headquarters in Rome, is the leading institution in Italy and abroad for the teaching and promotion of the Italian language and culture. Since 1984 the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington State, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, has offered classes in Seattle on Seattle University campus in the heart of the city. Classes are small and taught by qualified native speakers.

Italian Language Classes in Seattle

Interested in learning Italian or improving your current languages skills? If you are, you have come to the right place.

For over 30 years, the Italian language program of the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington has been the ideal place to learn Italian in the Seattle area. Our classes are small, curriculum is rigorous and yet entertaining, high-tech classrooms are hosted by Seattle University and our teachers are qualified native Italian speakers.


September 22, 2021 Italian Language Meeting

Join us to meet and hear Elisabetta Valentini, Honorary Consul of Italy in S   DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON September Italian Meeting - live!September 22, 2021St. Clement's Church, 1501 32nd Ave S. Seattle 98144doors open at 6:00 for antipasti; presentation...

Italian Classes Begin October 5

Italian Classes Resume October 5 by Giuseppe Tassone The 37th school year of the Italian Language Program at the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington resumes on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021.There is not a better time to start or advance your learning in our Italian...

Festa di Natale – December 8, 2021

Please join the fun at theDante Alighieri Society’sFesta di NataleWednesday, December 8, 2021 For our December meeting, we plan on holding our traditional Festa di Natale, with good food, wine, sparkling conviviality (supplied by our members!) and a game of tombola! ...

English Language Meeting – November 10, 2021

When: November 10, 2021Where: St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle 98144Topic: Every Little Thing Local author, Mary Lou Sanelli will speak about her new book, "Every Little Thing".   Copies of her book will be available for purchase.Mary Lou...

Italian Language Meeting – October 27, 2021

When: October 27, 2021Where: St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle 98144Speaker: Albert SbragiaTopic: Prima dei Romani . . . Gli Etruschi! Gli etruschi costituirono la prima grande civiltà autoctona della pensiola italiana, con un territorio...

English Language Meeting – October 13, 2021

When: October 13, 2021Where: St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle 98144Topic: Festa Italiana Quiz For the past several years, Domenico Minotti (Nic) has been our quiz-maker for the Dante booth at the annual Festa Italiana at Seattle Center. Nic...

Italian Language Meeting – September 22, 2021

When: September 22, 2021Where: St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle 98144Topic: Elisabetta Valentini, Honorary Counsel, Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel Our guest at the first Italian meeting...

English Language Meeting – September 8, 2021

When: September 8, 2021Where: St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle 98144Topic: Festa di Bentornato Members Only Welcome Back Party To celebrate our being able to get together again, our President, Joyce Ramee, will cook up a splendid pasta dinner...

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The Dante Alighieri Society is a IRS 501(c)(3) organization. Membership is open to anyone who supports the objectives of the organization. We embrace anyone who enjoys all things Italian and desires to expand their knowledge of a beautiful country and its people.

  • Dante memberships and donations are tax-deductible
  • Membership provides discounts at some attractions in Italy
  • Opportunity for free tickets SIFF’s Cinema Italian-style film festival
  • Come to our annual wine dinner for members and guests

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