Register now for the next collaborative zoom between
Dante Societies of Washington and British Columbia


The Many Cultures of Southern Italy

English Presentation on ZOOM
given by
Donald De Santis

Wednesday February 8, 2023
Zoom Room opens at 7:00 PM
Presentation begins 7:30 PM


Our February English meeting presenter is Donald De Santis, a Dante member, former lawyer and currently a lecturer on Azamara Cruises throughout the Mediterranean Sea.

His presentation, (in English) on Wednesday, February 8 will focus on “The Many Cultures of Southern Italy.” Here’s a brief description of his talk:

From the earliest periods of recorded history, the southern part of the Italian peninsula has been occupied/ruled by a host of outsiders – the Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Goths, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, French, and Spanish.This has shaped and formed the unique culture of this region. In ancient times, Syracuse was arguably the greatest of all Greek cities. Palermo was the site of an advanced Arabic kingdom in the Middle Ages and later was the seat of a Norman kingdom that was the intellectual center of Europe in the 12th century. Come visit a region that is a blend of many cultures and religions.


For security, we will not post the invitation link publicly. If you wish to attend, please register and you will receive an email with a link to the Zoom meeting. If you invite friends to join you, share this registration link with them, not the meeting link.

REGISTER by 12:00 Noon on February 8, 2023

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Upcoming collaborative zooms given in Italian:

The Dante Society of BC invites all to a presentation with criminologist Marco Strano “Sulle tracce dei cavalieri Templari. Dal Lazio a Gerusalemme”
Saturday, February 18, 12:00 PM Pacific Time
The Dante Society of Washington presents in concert Gianmario Strappati, concertista, professore della tuba al Conservatorio G. Verdi di Ravenna
“Delle arie piu celebri della musica classica, interpretate per Tuba, cimbasso e pianoforte”
Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 PM Pacific time

registration links will be sent for these two zooms after February 8.

A presto!