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Festa Italiana Quiz 2022

2022 Festa Italiana Quiz

For the last several years, Domenico Minnotti has prepared a Quiz for the Dante Alighieri Society’s booth at Festa Italiana. This year, the quiz focuses on interesting and little know facts about Italian cuisine. The Quiz will be available at the Dante Booth at Festa. Domenico will also review the quiz at the Dante Society’s meeting on October 12 at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church. More information about that event is available here.

The Quiz and answers are available in English and Italian.

Festa Quiz 2022 (English)

Festa Quiz 2022 Answers (English)

Festa Quiz 2022 (Italian)

Festa Quiz 2022 Answers (Italian)

Italian Classes Begin October 4

Italian Classes Resume October 4

by Giuseppe Tassone

The 38th school year of the Italian Language Program at the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington resumes on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022. There is not a better time to start or advance your learning in our Italian language program.  

Absolute beginners must register in the fall in order to start from the very beginning.

Fall Quarter registration is still open for levels A1, A2, B1 and B2. Registration closes at the end of September.  Each level lasts 3 quarters (fall, winter and spring).   Classes meet online from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (PT) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes are filling up quickly, so register soon to ensure your seat in class.

 If undecided about your level, contact the director Giuseppe Tassone for an assessment and/or a placement test.


For more information and to register, go to Italian Language Classes.

Learn Italian from Home

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: www.danteseattle.org 
Join the fun of meeting in person and reconnecting to Dante friends!
Hope to see you there.

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