About us

A global network

The Dante Alighieri Society has been promoting the Italian language and culture around the world since 1889. Italsimpatia's network is made up of friends of the Italian world, members, students and language teachers, Italian language schools and examination centres, Literary Centres and Committees. Dante.global is an online, hybrid classroom and face-to-face Italian language teaching project involving 29 Dante sites around the world, the 5 Italian Schools in Rome, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Turin, the International School of Tirana, and the Italo Calvino Secondary School in Moscow.

About us

A global network

The Dante Alighieri Society has been promoting the Italian language and culture around the world since 1889. Italsimpatia's network is made up of friends of the Italian world, members, students and language teachers, Italian language schools and examination centres, Literary Centres and Committees. Dante.global is an online, hybrid classroom and face-to-face Italian language teaching project involving 29 Dante sites around the world, the 5 Italian Schools in Rome, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Turin, the International School of Tirana, and the Italo Calvino Secondary School in Moscow.

La Dante

The Dante Alighieri Society, an organisation founded in 1889 and later established as a non-profit association, connects 134,000 people worldwide. Its network in more than 80 countries around the world is powered by Italians and foreigners who love Italy and all of its institutions, from language to culture, from history to art, from cuisine to fashion, and from design to lifestyle.

The institution provides language courses for students and teachers following the Dante.global method, offers exams to certify linguistic competence in Italian, carries out training and continuous professional development activities for teachers, and promotes thousands of cultural initiatives. In the Committees' libraries and with the new Literary Centre project, Dante is promoting Italian books and making thousands of Italian-language titles available to readers on all five continents. A member of the Strega Prize jury since 2009, Dante supports a network of over 500 sites through cultural diplomacy and digitisation activities. As an Italian language and cultural institute, the Dante Alighieri Society is a member of both the EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) and ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe) and chairs the CLIQ (Quality Italian Language Certification).

Our mission

Language is culture

The Dante Alighieri Society is a non-profit association that carries out its activities through the promotion, protection and dissemination of Italian language and culture in the world, strengthening the bonds between compatriots abroad and their motherland and fostering a love for the culture, civilisation and language of Italy among foreigners.

Our network
committees
482 (41 in Italy)
courses
8,700
in the world
committees
401
literary presidia
8,700
partners and students
122,000
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Our vision

An Italian world*

The whole world needs Humanism. The Dante Alighieri Society spreads the humanistic ethos, especially in times of crisis like the present, through digitalisation, sustainability and resilience, striving towards a new Italian world.

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