Celebrating Pier Paolo Pasolini

This year we celebrate the centenary of the birth of Pier Paolo Pasolini, born in Bologna in 1922.

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Italian Proverb - August

Nessuna nuova buona nuova - No news is good news!

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Italian Proverb - July

A tavola non si invecchia - At table one does not grow old. In other words, being at table is very good for your health and the ageing process.

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A Brief History of Pasta Shapes & Sizes

Pasta literally comes in hundreds of shapes and sizes, all with varying origin stories.

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Serpent Crescent – a Review by Jean Urry

A South African novel with a Dantesque flavour

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Anniversary Gala Dinner

28 October 2022 is the 95th anniversary of Società Dante Alighieri. Save the date for our Anniversary Gala Dinner.

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Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt was born to Anna and Adam Liszt on 22 October 1811, in the village of Doborján in Sopron County, in the Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire.

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Italian Proverbs

L’occhio vuole anche la sua parte … The eye also wants its part. We will be posting an Italian proverb every month. Keep coming back to learn the next one.

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Loves and Miracles of Pistola

Socio-political commentary and historical anecdote in SA combine in Hilary Prendini Toffoli's novel "Loves & Miracles of Pitola".

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Virtual tour of "Dante. The Vision of Art" exhibition

The exhibition - Dante. The Vision of Art - was held in Forlì from March 12 to July 4, 2021. The show was part of the nationwide celebrations for the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, but also aimed to symbolize the rebirth of Italy...

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