Special events

In addition to the regular meetings, the Society participates in various other events involving Italian language and culture. For example:

  • Seattle’s Festa Italiana is a celebratory weekend each September at Seattle Center, with Italian entertainment, marvelous food and gifts, and booths representing Italian clubs and activities.
  • Italian Film Festival each fall and the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)each summer are in part sponsored by DAS.
  • Small group events throughout the year, such as cooking classes, Italian conversation meetings, outings to opera, festivals, restaurants, art exhibits, Italian film showings, and similar activities of interest to members.

Upcoming Events

Italian Language Meeting – February 28, 2024 (Online)

When: February 28, 2024Speaker: Prof. Beatrice ArduiniTopic: Dante's WorksLocation: Online 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” beginning at 7...

Italian Language Presentation – March 27, 2024

When: March 27, 2024 Speaker: Giorgio Calanni Topic: TBD Giorgio is a native Italian who grew up in the outskirts of Milan. He holds various university degrees including a doctorate in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He works on...

Annual General Meeting – April 10, 2024

When: April 10, 2024Speaker: Board of DirectorsWhere: St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle 98144Topic: Annual General Meeting Our English Meeting on Wednesday, April 10 is our Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Information about the meeting will be...


2024 PLIDA Exams

Are you interested in certifying your Italian skills in the USA? Look no further. The Dante Alighieri Society of Washington in Seattle is an authorized PLIDA examination center. Check the 2024 calendar on our PLIDA page or contact the PLIDA coordinator in Seattle,...