Ravenna and the perpetual reading
of Dante’s Commedia

Italian Presentation LIVE
given by
Mario Cazzanti

St. Clement’s Church
1501 32nd Ave S., Seattle 98144
Wednesday March 22, 2023
Doors open 6:30 for antipasti,* presentation at 7:30
Welcome back to in-person Dante events!!
For our Wednesday, March 22 Italian meeting, Mario Cazzanti, a Dante member and native of the area near Ravenna and Ferrara, will relate his experience participating in the “Lettura Perpetua” of the Commedia organized by the city of Ravenna, on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante in 2021. 
Here is Mario’s description of his talk:
“Storia della partecipazione di un Circolo Culturale di Seattle alle celebrazioni per il 7mo centenario della morte di Dante con l’iniziativa di Ravenna della ‘Lettura Perpetua’ della Commedia. Ravenna e’ stata crocevia di culture che hanno modellato una parte rilevante del bacino del Mediterraneo e del  continente Europeo. I mosaici che  decorano basiliche ed i battisteri testimoniano l’intensità di un periodo storico unico. La bellezza di tale arte ha contribuito quasi certamente in  Dante a descrivere in modo ammirevole la bellezza dei cieli del suo Paradiso. L’incontro con l’assessore alla cultura di Ravenna Fabio Sbaraglia e’ stata la prestigiosa conclusione della nostra visita alla città, col seguito della lettura del V Canto Inferno.”
It is not necessary to make a reservation to attend this free Italian meeting, as dinner will not be served.

Please bring antipasti and/or vino to share in the social hour before the presentation.

*Dante is abiding by current King County Covid 19 Guidelines for live meetings.
Anyone with known recent exposure to  or symptoms of COVID  should not attend.
Masking in indoor spaces is encouraged but optional.
Read the current King County COVID -19 Guidelines

other items of interest!

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An Italian Poet cruising through Manhattan
A journey through New York City with Poet Sara Fruner
Discover Manhattan through a poet’s eyes
Saturday March 18 12:00-1:30 PDT
Free event on Zoom

March 18 Dante BC RSVP
Annual Meeting of the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington
Wednesday, April 12, 2023

St. Clement’s Episcopal Church
1501 32nd Ave S., Seattle 98144
Doors open 6:00; dinner served 6:30 with meeting to follow. No charge for dinner but registration will be required. Official notice of this meeting, with voting items, slate of nominees and registration link will be sent in early April. Renew your Dante membership now if you aren’t current: https://danteseattle.org/join-the-dante-alighieri-society-of-washington

 Have you ever heard of Club Alpino Italiano? We are a local Italian Club in the Pacific NW, focused on the out-of-doors. Our parent group was established in Italy in 1863 and we have some 322,000 members. Sometimes we sponsor day hikes, or snow shoeing, or bird watching expeditions, or mountain safety … to name just a few. All CAI -PNW events have a leader familiar with the territory. Membership is reasonable and comes with some benefits that other Italian Clubs may not offer.  So if you hike with us or travel to Italy we can offer an informed and entertaining outing.


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