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La Settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo is held every year in the third week of October. Organized by the diplomatic-consular network and the Italian Cultural Institutes in collaboration with our main partners in linguistic promotion (MiC, MIM, MUR, CePeLL, Government of the Swiss Confederation, Accademia della Crusca, CGIE, Italian-speaking Radio and Television Community, Encyclopedia Institute Italiana Treccani, RAI Italia and Società Dante Alighieri), the Week has over time become the most important event on a global scale dedicated to the Italian language. Since its establishment in 2001, this event has annually received High Patronage from the Presidency of the Italian Republic.

This year, the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington anticipating the XXIII edition of La Settimana della Lingua Italiana del mondo from October 16 to October 22, whose theme this year is “L’italiano e la sostenibilità – Italian and sustainability”, presents:

Dante September Italian Meeting and Festa update!





Thanks to all Dante members  who stepped up to help. Thanks to you, all shifts are now covered. If you are among these noble volunteers, you’ll receive an email with details. GRAZIE!!!!


Italian Songs with Accordian
Enjoy and Sing along!
(Italian Meeting, Live)
given by

John Giuliani


St. Clement’s Church
1501 32nd Ave S., Seattle 98144


For All Italian Meetings, attendees bring the antipasti or vino to share.
It is best to bring your shared dishes already plated if possible.
Thank you!

John has been playing the accordion since he was 7 and has played string bass in a band since the age of 13. He earned his BA in Music Education from CWU and has performed at Kennedy Center and taught high school band – concert and jazz – and choir. Currently, John is an active, professional musician playing a variety of venues, from strolling accordion gigs to string bass gigs with different music groups and styles. He has been part of the Renton Community Center Band for 33 years. He has performed with many well-known orchestras and vocalists an continues to teach private music lessons and as a substitute teacher for Highline School District.  For the Italian meeting, John will be performing various traditional Italian songs for an hour and we will endeavor to provide sing-along lyrics for the audience.
We don’t take reservations for Italian meetings, and there is no charge. Anyone with known recent exposure to  or symptoms of COVID  should not attend.

Masking  is optional.

Hope to see you!