September 22, 2021 Italian Language Meeting



September Italian Meeting – live!
September 22, 2021
St. Clement’s Church, 1501 32nd Ave S. Seattle 98144
doors open at 6:00 for antipasti; presentation at 7:00
proof of COVID vaccination required for entry; masks must be worn inside.

Elisabetta Valentini,
Honorary Consul of Italy

Our guest speaker at the first Italian meeting of the 2021-2022 Program Year will be Elisabetta Valentini, recently appointed as the Honorary Consul of Italy in Seattle.    She will introduce herself and speak about the services offered by the Honorary Consul and her relationship to the services offered by the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco. The Honorary Consulate of Italy of the State of Washington, Idaho and Montana belongs to the consular network under the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco. The Honorary Consul is a volunteer who carries out limited support activities on behalf of the Consulate General. She recently opened her new office in Casa Italiana – the Italian Cultural Center in Burien.

Reservations are not taken for Italian meetings, but proof of COVID vaccination must be shown at the door and masks must be worn inside except when eating or drinking. Attendees are welcome to bring antipasti and wine to share.  If you do so, please follow the Live Meeting Covid Guidelines* portioning for individual servings and  avoiding common dips and spreads. All food will be served with utensils.

Our new location for meetings is St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle 98144.  You may park in the church lot; there is also ample free street parking. Look for Dante signs at the lower entrance to the church, next to the garden. 
*for any questions regarding COVID guidelines for live meetings, see the Dante web site: 
Join the fun of meeting in person and reconnecting to Dante friends!
Hope to see you there.

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Dante Society English Meeting May 12! MARKETS of ROME!

















don’t miss the
Dante Alighieri Society’s
May English Meeting
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Zoom room opens at 7:00

(link below!!)
Presentation begins at 7:30

The Markets of Rome
I mercati dei Rioni Romani

presented by Jonathan Brandt

“La strada per il cuore passa attraverso lo stomaco.”
(“The way to the heart is through the stomach.”)
-Italian proverb

The markets in the heart of Rome are popular destinations for tourists and locals alike.  Even from its inception, the Roman Forum was as much a popular market as well as a sacred pilgrimage.  Join me in a virtual walking tour of the rioni of Rome, browsing through some of its neighborhood markets, both past and present.  Highlights include the Markets of Trajan, Piazza Navona, and Campo de’ Fiori, among others.  As the Romans say, “Annamo va!”

Topic: Dante Society English Meeting May 12
Time: May 12, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time
(US and Canada)

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Jonathan Brandt, AIA, is an architect living in a Seattle bungalow with his wife Renatta and 11 year old son Alexander.  He received his Master of Architecture from the University of Washington in 1993, and has taught architectural history, design and drawing at the UW’s Pio Center in Rome, Iowa State and Texas A&M.  He currently designs custom homes and draws architectural renderings.  To contact Jonathan for a house design or rendering, you can visit his website at: His work can also be viewed on Facebook: See JB Architectural Renderings. 
What a nice way to end our 2020-2021 Season.
Please join us!