Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Dante Chamber Music Series is back with five beautiful concerts

The Dante Chamber Music Series is back! Starting in June until November with five beautiful concerts to delights all, and with some New Zealand and International top musicians.
 No booking required, just cash at the door (all takings will go to the musicians).  

Monday, May 21, 2018

Stall applications open for Festival Italiano 2018

Businesses and organisations interested in participating in the 2018 Festival Italiano edition please contact

Stall holders: Please apply only if selling great Italian food or products. Food sellers will need to have a current food licence.

We apologise in advance if due to space restrictions we cannot accept all applicants.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018


📯📯 .  Announcing the date for the next edition of Festival Italiano - Auckland: 

Sunday 28 October 2018, 

and we will be open for an extra hour, from 11am until 5pm!! 
To celebrate Francesco Acri made a special pizza for us, and is giving away a $50 voucher for Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana. To enter the competition visti our FB Page Festival Italiano Auckland
Buona Fortuna!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Dante Auckland Bambini: School Holiday Programme

Anche se quest'anno lo school holiday programme della Dante è stato breve, ci

siamo divertiti tanto! Giovedì 19 aprile venti tra bambini e ragazzi si
sono cimentati nella tecnica dello sgraffito con Ekarasa: i più grandi
hanno disegnato e decorato dei bellissimi vasi etruschi, mentre i più
piccoli hanno dato vita a paesaggi coloratissimi. L'occhio vuole la sua
parte, ma anche lo stomaco non scherza: per l'altra attività grandi e
piccini (anche le maestre!) hanno cucinato insieme a Chiarina degli
ottimi "Biscotti coniglietto" da mangiare a merenda. La mattinata si è
conclusa con un bel pranzetto a base di pasta, focaccia e un altro
coniglietto, stavolta di cioccolato!

Alice, Ekarasa, Chiarina, Valentina, Fiorella e Sandra

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Two 2018 Dante Auckland Scholarships available for Auckland University

Dante’s Scholarship 2018

For the second year, Dante Alighieri Society of Auckland is
offering tuition fees scholarships for two students to
support their study of Italian at the University of

The scholarships will cover tuition fees for Italian 107, to
be taken up in 2018. To be eligible, you must be a New
Zealand citizen or permanent resident, and be 25 years old
or younger.

To apply, please send an email to
by 7 May 2018 with an up-to-date CV, a written statement
(which should include details of your proposed future
study and career, any relevant work experience, interests
and/or community involvement, your achievements, how
this scholarship would be important for you) and one
written reference.

After all applications have been assessed, suitable
candidates will be invited for an interview with Dante
Alighieri School Committee at the beginning of June.
Specific dates will be advised in due course.
The scholarships will be awarded at the beginning of July,
based on information provided in the application,
interviews and students' performances in Italian 106.
All info HERE

Friday, March 30, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018

ORIGINI ITALIA 2018 study scholarship for Italian descendants

The Italian Embassy in Wellington informs:
(Scroll down for English)

ORIGINI ITALIA 2018: La MIB School of Management di Trieste, in collaborazione con ICE/ITA, organizza il corso di formazione manageriale "Origini Italia" destinato ai giovani discendenti di emigrati italiani residenti all'estero, con lo scopo di favorire la collaborazione tra le imprese italiane e i cittadini di origine italiana nel mondo.
Il corso dura 5 mesi, l'iscrizione e` gratuita, e i costi di viaggio, vitto e alloggio sono coperti per la durata del corso (29 ottobre 2018- 6 aprile 2019).
Informazioni piu` dettagliate sui contenuti del corso e sui criteri di ammissione sono reperibili sul sito
La scadenza per la presentazione delle domande e` il 31 maggio 2018 (20 posti disponibili).

Orgini Italia Program 2018: ITA (Italian Trade Agency) and MIB Trieste School of Management promote and organise "Origini Italia Program 2018", an intensive Export Management and Entrepreneurial Development Course, aimed at the descendants of emigrants from Italy who are residents abroad, to promote a new and productive collaboration between those descendants and the Italian business system.
The course will last from 29th October 2018 to 6th April 2019, it is free, and successfull applicants will have travel and accommodation expenses covered for the duration of the course.
More information and full details on requirements and application process can be found at the link below

Friday, March 2, 2018

Un caffè, per piacere!

We are delighted to introduce a new friend of the Dante!
GRATO CAFE, a cute little cafe in the heart of Grey Lynn on 104 Richmond Road.

You will be welcomed by Lisa’s lovely and warm smile!
Lisa is the owner of this little gem where you can always have a good coffee, delicious homemade food and fantastic smoothies.
Our favorites are the chili fried eggs and ricotta toast (with a zing of lemon), simple and delicious, and the green smoothie with almond milk and lots of good and healthy green stuff (no sugar)!

Here is a short chat with Lisa:
Ciao Lisa, where are you from originally? Born in Auckland, my parents were from Genova and Calabria and family in Bologna.
What is your Italian most distinctive trait? Passion for food and people! The Italian fire and I am loud.
What do you like the most about Italy? The food! That the most humble and simple of dishes can be so filled with flavour and love.
When I say pasta what is the first think that comes in your mind? Pasta Napolitana covered in parmesan cheese… my happy place.
What GRATO means in Italian? GRATO is Italian for Grateful or thankful. Because there is always something to be grateful for.
Pop in, say Ciao, order your coffee in Italian and enjoy a 10% of discount!
“Un caffè, per piacere!”
104 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021
Open from 7am to 2pm