Dante Alighieri Society of Washington
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Devoted to sharing the wondrous art, history, literature, music, culture and cuisine of Italy, the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington offers twice-monthly meetings with a rich program of lectures in English or Italian. A warm, welcoming hospitality includes antipasti social hour or a delicious pasta dinner prior to the presentations. And always, vino and dolci, generously shared by our members.

Additionally, throughout the year we publicize and participate in events of the larger Seattle area Italian community.

About our social gatherings and events

Devoted to sharing the wondrous art, history, literature, music, culture and cuisine of Italy, the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington offers twice-monthly meetings with a rich program of lectures in English or Italian. A warm, welcoming hospitality includes antipasti social hour or a delicious pasta dinner prior to the presentations. And always, vino and dolci, generously shared by our members.

Additionally, throughout the year we publicize and participate in events of the larger Seattle area Italian community.

Learn more about these gatherings and events below

English and Italian language meetings

In keeping with the Dante mission to promote knowledge of Italian culture and language, the Society holds meetings on the second* and fourth Wednesdays of each month, September through May.

The presentation given at the meeting on the second Wednesday is in English and the presentation given at the meeting on the fourth Wednesday is in Italian. A gathering featuring delicious homemade food, wine and conversation with fellow lovers of all things Italian precedes each meeting. It is not necessary to be a member to attend but membership is appreciated to support the cost of these non-profit activities.

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Dante Alighieri Society Gatherings – 2022 – 2023

Italian Language Meeting, March 22, 2023 (Online)

When: March 22, 2023Speaker: Mario CazzantiTopic: Ravenna and  the Perpetual Reading  of Dante's Comedy Advanced registration will be required. A link to the registration form will be sent to the Dante Alighieri Society mailing list. There will be a “social hour”...

Annual General Meeting – April 12, 2023

When: April 12, 2023Speaker: Board of DirectorsWhere: St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle 98144Topic: Annual General Meeting Our English Meeting on Wednesday, April 12 is our Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Information about the meeting will be...

Location of our regular meetings

The Dante Alighieri Society of Washington meetings are at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle, 98144.

Parking is available in St. Clement’s parking lot, at the corner of S. Atlantic and 31st Ave. S. On street parking is also available.

Dinners are held in the Social Hall in the basement of the church. The entrance to the Social hall is on the north-west corner of the church, facing Atlantic Street.

Most presentations will be in the Sanctuary on the main floor of the church. The entrance to the Sanctuary is on the east side of the church, facing 32nd Ave. S.

General timeline for in-person meetings

English Language Meetings

Time Activity Cost
5:30pm Room Setup and meal preparation; volunteers welcome! Pasta, salad, and bread is prepared by members, and all attendees are encouraged to bring wine, antipasti, or dessert to share. And, of course socializing. None
6:45pm Dinner is served! Preregistration* is requested to ensure that enough food is available for everyone. $8 per person
7:30pm A presentation related to Italian culture provided by guest speaker and is presented in the English language. None
8:30pm – 9:00pm Room Cleanup: everyone is encouraged to participate. None

*Register for English Language Meeting Pasta Dinner

Register online or by email by 5 pm on the Monday preceding the meeting.

Cost is $8.00 per person to be paid at the dinner. Cash, check, credit or debit cards accepted.

Italian Language Meetings

Time Activity Cost
6:00pm Room Setup; volunteers are welcome! None
6:30pm Potluck wine, antipasti and dessert are provided by attendees, so bring your favorites to share. Conversation is in both English and Italian, as you wish; it’s a good opportunity to practice your Italian conversational skills. None, bring what you want to share
7:30pm A presentation related to Italian culture provided by guest speaker and is presented in the Italian language. None
8:30pm – 9:00pm Room Cleanup: everyone is encouraged to participate None