Dante Alighieri Society of Washington
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We Embrace All Who Enjoy All Things Italian and Desire To Expand Their Knowledge of a Beautiful Country, Its People and Its Language

The Dante Alighieri Society of Washington promotes Italian language and culture. Our English and Italian programs are open to the public. We host an annual Christmas party and Wine Dinner featuring wines from throughout Italy. The Society sponsors an Italian Language program with beginner to expert classes.

About the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington

The Società Dante Alighieri, with headquarters in Rome, is the leading institution in Italy and abroad for the teaching and promotion of the Italian language and culture. Since 1984 the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington State, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, has offered classes in Seattle on Seattle University campus in the heart of the city. Classes are small and taught by qualified native speakers.

Italian Language Classes in Seattle

Interested in learning Italian or improving your current languages skills? If you are, you have come to the right place.

For over 30 years, the Italian language program of the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington has been the ideal place to learn Italian in the Seattle area. Our classes are small, curriculum is rigorous and yet entertaining, high-tech classrooms are hosted by Seattle University and our teachers are qualified native Italian speakers.

September 25, 2019 Italian Language Meetiing

Robert ThomsonFlorence, Dante, and MeRobert Thomson from Victoria, Canada will be presenting his recently publishedbook, Florence, Dante and Me. Thomson spent the 1960-61 year in Italy ona scholarship from the Italian government. During the year he wrote many detailed...

November 13, 2019 English Language Meeting

Dante Alighieri Society English Language Meeting Chris Kelly Topic: Italy Invades Italy Invades is an action packed history of Italy’s military involvements throughout the ancient and modern worlds. From the empire building of the Romans, through the globe-spanning...

May 13, 2020 – Annual General Meeting

When: May 13, 2020Speaker: Board of DirectorsTopic: Annual General MeetingLocation: Online A link will be emailed to members of record on May 12 to enable them to participate in the meeting. Agenda Introductions - Dan DeMatteis, President Reports President Treasurer...

Canceled – April 29, 2020 Italian Language Meetiing

When: April 29, 2020Speaker: Gianfranco FoddaiTopic: Sardegna About the Speaker: Gianfranco comes from Tissi, with a population of 2000, located in the north-west area of Sardegna (Sardinia). He moved to Seattle on November 2017, after having married his wife Jen....


In Memoriam: Terry Hanlon (1931-2020)

It is indeed sad news for Dante Seattle to hear of the passing of Terry Hanlon. Terry was a long-time member of Dante and someone whose kindness, enthusiasm and hard work endeared her to everyone. Caterina Wartes and Gini Harmon made contact with Terry’s family this...

Club Alpino Italiano – Pacific Northwest

CAI Update We hike - usually together. But in these days we hike solo and not on week-ends. We have monthly hikes or other activities (except during this pandemic) and usually an international trip or exchange with Italy or another country each year. In 2019 we had a...

The European Response to COVID-19 – May 28 @ noon

The University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies is hosting a virtual event addressing the European response to COVID-19 with former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, in conversation with Jackson School Director Reşat Kasaba. Date, Time: May 28,...

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The Dante Alighieri Society is a IRS 501(c)(3) organization. Membership is open to anyone who supports the objectives of the organization. We embrace anyone who enjoys all things Italian and desires to expand their knowledge of a beautiful country and its people.

  • Dante memberships and donations are tax-deductible
  • Membership provides discounts at some attractions in Italy
  • Opportunity for free tickets SIFF’s Cinema Italian-style film festival
  • Come to our annual wine dinner for members and guests

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