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.

April 24, 2019 Italian Language Meeting

Speaker: Matteo FitzGeraldTopic: La Sicilia Un’esplorazione della Sicilia, conosciuta come Granaio degli Imperi”, e nell’antico Greco, la Trinacria. È la più grande regione d’Italia e la quarta più popolosa, con oltre5 milioni di persone. Esploreremo la storia, la...

May 8, 2019 English Language Meeting

Rob Prufer Topic: A Bellini in Venice: Seeing the paintings of Giovanni Bellini in Venice, like sitting in a Venetian campo and enjoying the cocktail named after him, is a special treat. What makes Bellini a master of the Venetian Renaissance? And what can we know...

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...


Festa Italiana Quiz – Pasta of Italy

When: September 9, 2020Speaker: Domenico MinottiTopic: Virtual Festa Italiana Quiz About the Speaker: In the late 1920s, Nick’s parents emigrated from Sant’Angelo, Limosano, a small hilltop town in Molise. The population at that time was about 1000 but is now 345 as...

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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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