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  •  L'Italia nel Cuore/Italy in Your Heart
     L'Italia nel Cuore/Italy in Your Heart
    Sat, Jun 01
    L'Italia nel Cuore/Italy in Your Heart
    Jun 01, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
    L'Italia nel Cuore/Italy in Your Heart
    Jun 01, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
    L'Italia nel Cuore/Italy in Your Heart
    Discover five of Italy's tourist gems with the help of five knowledgeable guides!
  • Mirabile Visione. Inferno
    Mirabile Visione. Inferno
    Tue, May 14
    Vancouver
    May 14, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PDT
    Vancouver, 1131 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K8, Canada
    May 14, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PDT
    Vancouver, 1131 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K8, Canada
    A screening of the docufilm by director Matteo Gagliardi at the Cinematheque in Vancouver Visually mesmerizing and thought-provoking! Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scH5q_b4yZE
  • Italian Music Across the Ages: From the Renaissance to the Jazz Age
    Italian Music Across the Ages: From the Renaissance to the Jazz Age
    Sat, Apr 27
    Vancouver
    Apr 27, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PDT
    Vancouver, 1270 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 4R9, Canada
    Apr 27, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PDT
    Vancouver, 1270 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 4R9, Canada
    A concert with internationally renown clarinettist Josè Carlos French-Ballester and pianist David Fung
  • Casanova: Il grande avventuriero
    Casanova: Il grande avventuriero
    Sat, Mar 16
    Web Talk on Zoom
    Mar 16, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
    Web Talk on Zoom
    Mar 16, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
    Web Talk on Zoom
    Un web talk con lo scrittore e storico Alessandro Marzo Magno su una delle figure più affascinanti del Settecento veneziano ed europeo (Beginners welcome! We shall help with the language in the chat!)
  • True North: Still True? Canada Seen through Italian Eyes
    True North: Still True? Canada Seen through Italian Eyes
    Sat, Jan 20
    A web talk by Fabrizio Nava
    Jan 20, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
    A web talk by Fabrizio Nava
    Jan 20, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
    A web talk by Fabrizio Nava
    Italian diplomat Fabrizio Nava offers a unique perspective on Canada's identity and geopolitical significance from an Italian viewpoint.
  •  Soul Food /Cibo per l’anima
     Soul Food /Cibo per l’anima
    Sat, Nov 18
    A Bilingual Poetry Marathon (EN/IT)
    Nov 18, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PST
    A Bilingual Poetry Marathon (EN/IT)
    Nov 18, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PST
    A Bilingual Poetry Marathon (EN/IT)
    A Bilingual Poetry Marathon/Maratona bilingue di poesia (EN/IT)
  • Quando l’acqua finirà... Dalle fattorie verticali a una dieta sostenibile
    Quando l’acqua finirà... Dalle fattorie verticali a una dieta sostenibile
    Sat, Oct 21
    Web Talk
    Oct 21, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PDT
    Web Talk
    Oct 21, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PDT
    Web Talk
    Un web talk con l’ingegnere della sostenibilità Paolo Meregalli. IN ITALIANO con PPT in inglese
  • "The Betrothed": A masterpiece of 19th century Italian literature rediscovered
    "The Betrothed": A masterpiece of 19th century Italian literature rediscovered
    Fri, Sep 22
    A web talk by Dr. Michael F. Moore
    Sep 22, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PDT
    A web talk by Dr. Michael F. Moore
    Sep 22, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PDT
    A web talk by Dr. Michael F. Moore
    A journey into 17th-century Italian society with Dr. Michael Moore, the translator of "I Promessi sposi" (The Betrothed, 1827), the most famous and widely read historical Italian novel, rendered in contemporary dynamic English – On Zoom, in English
  • Lady Constance and Italo Calvino in Liguria
    Lady Constance and Italo Calvino in Liguria
    Fri, Jun 09
    A web talk by the writer Laura Guglielmi
    Jun 09, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
    A web talk by the writer Laura Guglielmi
    Jun 09, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
    A web talk by the writer Laura Guglielmi
    A literature-themed journey to Liguria led by a special guide, the Italian writer Laura Guglielmi Bilingual event (English & Italian) - On Zoom
  • “L’artista dell’anima. Giotto e il suo tempo”
    “L’artista dell’anima. Giotto e il suo tempo”
    Sat, May 20
    A book discussion with the author
    May 20, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT
    A book discussion with the author
    May 20, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT
    A book discussion with the author
    Luci e ombre di un artista che, rinnovando e riempiendo di umanità la pittura medievale, pose le premesse per il grande Rinascimento italiano.
  • “Homage to Paganini and Beyond" FREE EVENT!
    “Homage to Paganini and Beyond" FREE EVENT!
    Thu, Apr 06
    Vancouver
    Apr 06, 2023, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PDT
    Vancouver, Telus Studio Theatre, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada
    Apr 06, 2023, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PDT
    Vancouver, Telus Studio Theatre, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada
    A classical guitar concert dense with various and contrasting emotions, much in the spirit of the legendary musician who got be known as “The Devil’s Violinist". With musical pieces from the 19th up to the 21st century.
  • “An Italian poet cruising through Manhattan”
    “An Italian poet cruising through Manhattan”
    Sat, Mar 18
    A web talk by Italian Poet Sara Furner
    Mar 18, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
    A web talk by Italian Poet Sara Furner
    Mar 18, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
    A web talk by Italian Poet Sara Furner
    A poetic journey through New York City in the company of Sara Fruner and her Manhattan-inspired collection of poems, "Bitter Bites from Sugar Hills" (Bordighera Press, NY)
  • “Sulle tracce dei cavalieri Templari.  Dal Lazio a Gerusalemme”
    “Sulle tracce dei cavalieri Templari.  Dal Lazio a Gerusalemme”
    Sat, Feb 18
    Conferenza in italiano
    Feb 18, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PST
    Conferenza in italiano
    Feb 18, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PST
    Conferenza in italiano
    La Dante Alighieri Society of BC e la Dante Alighieri Society of Washington invitano alla conferenza con il criminologo Marco Strano "Sulle tracce dei cavalieri Templari. Dal Lazio a Gerusalemme”
  • “In the Maëlstrom of History. A conversation with Miriam”
    “In the Maëlstrom of History. A conversation with Miriam”
    Fri, Jan 27
    A book discussion with the author
    Jan 27, 2023, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST
    A book discussion with the author
    Jan 27, 2023, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST
    A book discussion with the author
    On the occasion of the “Day of Memory for the Shoah”, the Dante Alighieri Society of BC and the Institute of Italian Culture in Toronto invite you to the presentation of the book by Rosanna Turcinovich Giuricin.
  • L'alfabeto della rinascita. Viaggio nell'eccellenza italiana
    L'alfabeto della rinascita. Viaggio nell'eccellenza italiana
    Fri, Oct 21
    Web talk in italiano
    Oct 21, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. PDT
    Web talk in italiano
    Oct 21, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. PDT
    Web talk in italiano
    Prendendo spunto dal suo ultimo libro, il Prof. Morace ci accompagnerà in un viaggio nel cuore dell’imprenditoria e dell’eccellenza italiana.
  • “The Russia-Ukraine War & the Wrecking of the Liberal World Order”
    “The Russia-Ukraine War & the Wrecking of the Liberal World Order”
    Mon, Sep 26
    A Web Talk by Vittorio Emanuele Parsi
    Sep 26, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
    A Web Talk by Vittorio Emanuele Parsi
    Sep 26, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
    A Web Talk by Vittorio Emanuele Parsi
    What does the Russian invasion of Ukraine tell us about the collapse of the liberal world order? Prof. Vittorio Parsi, Director of the High School in International Studies at the Cattolica University in Milan, will offer his interpretation of the current events in the light of his most recent book
  • “Rome. Seduced by Her” – A Web Talk by Mark Tedesco
    “Rome. Seduced by Her” – A Web Talk by Mark Tedesco
    Thu, May 26
    Zoom
    May 26, 2022, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PDT
    Zoom
    May 26, 2022, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PDT
    Zoom
    Mark Tedesco is an author and history teacher who used to live in Rome. In his book, She Seduced Me. A Love Affair with Rome (Dixi Books), Mark brings the city to life through its stories. Mark interviewed artists, Romans, expats, historians and archeologists. He also researched important historica
  • Food Emerging Trends and Italian Food
    Food Emerging Trends and Italian Food
    Fri, Apr 22
    Zoom
    Apr 22, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. PDT
    Zoom
    Apr 22, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. PDT
    Zoom
    A web talk on the Future of Food, Food Safety, Food Resources and the Italian Way to Food Enjoyment
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The Dante Italian Language School in Vancouver operates in accordance with the framework established by the Cooperation Agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the

Italian Republic and the Dante Alighieri Society for the promotion of the

Italian language and culture

The Dante Alighieri Society is the only institution in Canada accredited to administer the 

PLIDA Tests (for the assessment of Italian as a foreign language), officially recognized by the 

Italian Government and the European Union.

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  •  L'Italia nel Cuore/Italy in Your Heart
     L'Italia nel Cuore/Italy in Your Heart
    Sat, Jun 01
    L'Italia nel Cuore/Italy in Your Heart
    Jun 01, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
    L'Italia nel Cuore/Italy in Your Heart
    Discover five of Italy's tourist gems with the help of five knowledgeable guides!

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