Welcome to the website of the Dante Alighieri Society of South Australia Inc.

Our Society is an international organization established in Italy in 1889 with the aim of promoting Italian language and culture; reanimating the links between Italians living abroad and their homeland, and nourishing and disseminating a love of Italian culture throughout the world.

There are currently more than 450 Dante branches around the world with the number continuing to grow. In Australia there is at least one committee in every State. In South Australia the Society was founded in 1964 and has organised a wide range of programmes for its members and the community at large.

The Adelaide branch provides Italian language classes and Italian proficiency certification, organises musical recitals and public lectures on Italian language and culture and supports the South Australian State Opera Company and Italian film festival.

If you are a lover of Italian language, culture, food and love to travel to Italy come and join us and experience the world in Italian.


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What's on

bm Learn Italian

Let the Dante Alighieri Society open the door to the wonderful world of Italian language and culture. Several options for PLIDA courses and conversation groups are available in 2016, starting in March.

For more information, call 0423 359 503 / email info@ladantesa.com.

bm Renaissance Banquet Dinner

Become a time traveler and join a unique Renaissance Banquet: 4-course dinner, wine, music by Telenn Tri, dances, readings, raffle, silent auction and prizes for best costumes! See full information here.

Saturday 18 June, 7pm, The Carrington Function Centre, 262 Carrington Street, Adelaide.

Tickets: Adult $65, child $50.

Book now! Email info@ladantesa.com, call Dante SA office at 0423 359503, or call Natasha Marona at 0417 860932.

bm Event Calendar 2016

Click here to check Dante SA's calendar!

bm 2016 Opera Events: An Evening with the Stars

Pre-opera talks - A behind the scenes tour, live and exclusive! Feel the drama, passion and love through the words of the directors, conductors, cast and creative team as we journey through each Opera!

Special guest appearances and performances from the cast and creative team of Opera S.A.

bm Competition for S.A. Schools 2016: Italian Women and Creativity

The Dante Alighieri Society of South Australia invites all teachers of Italian and subjects  related to our beautiful language and culture (music, history, humanities, sciences, etc.) have their students participate in our 2016 competition dedicated to "Italian Women and Creativityā€¯.

This year we would like to celebrate the other half of the creative universe of Italian origin in all its present or past aspects and applications: arts, crafts, design, industry, music, politics, and sciences. We invite the primary and secondary students of South Australia to unleash their creativity and enter this competition with their class project.

What do you need to do? (continue reading here)

bm Cineforum

Classic and recent films are screened monthly (March - November, first Wednesday of the month) with an introductory presentation.

Click here for the 2016 program.

Location: Flinders in the City, 182 Victoria Square, Level 1.

For information call Natasha Marona on 0417 860 932 or ncmarona@bigpond.com


bmDivina Commedia Study Group (CSDC) - FREE EVENT!

Join us for a great experience with Dante's masterpiece! It's free!

Conducted by Dr Luciana d'Arcangeli (Flinders University), coordinated by Ciro Pipolo.

For information about 2016 study sessions and timetable, please contact 0423 359 503 or email info@ladantesa.com.


bm Dante's latest great news...

Read all the news and events calendar on the latest issue of our newsletter Vita Nuova.

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Talks on the contribution of Italians to the scientific, artistic, educational, literary, culinary, knowledge.


Postal Address: P.O. Box 10522 Adelaide Business Centre Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone: 0423 359 503
E-mail Address: info@ladantesa.com


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Last updated, May 25th, 2016, 10:38 pm