About us

Piazza San Giovanni in Monte

The new office in Bologna is located in the heart of the historical center, on the slope leading in Piazza San Giovanni in Monte (between Via Farini and Via Santo Stefano)

The primary purpose of Società Dante Alighieri, As stated in Article 1 of the bylaws, it is to "protecting and promoting the Italian language and culture in the world, reviving the spiritual ties of compatriots abroad with the motherland and feeding between foreigners love and worship for Italian civilization”.

Students of the school of Bologna

To achieve these aims, the Società Dante Alighieri relied and still rely on constant and generous aid of over 500 committees, of which more than 400 active abroad.

Africa, America, Europe, Asia and Oceania: every continent today can rely on the activity of the offices of "The Dante", which not only perform Italian language courses, but also of various cultural events generally intended to thousands of members and students love with our Italian and eager to meet you in its characteristic aspects, from art to music, from sports to movies, from the trendy theater, until the literature.

Through committees abroad, also the Dante Alighieri establishing and subsidizes schools, libraries, clubs and Italian language and culture, spreading books and publications, promotes conferences, cultural trips and artistic and musical performances, awards prizes and grants study; through the Committees in Italy he participates in activities designed to improve and expand the culture of the nation and promotes each event aimed to illustrate the importance of the diffusion of the language, the culture and the creations of genius and the Italian work.

reference point for Italy's Committees and abroad is the Headquarters, located in Rome, in the Palazzo Firenze, chaired by Prof. Andrea Riccardi.

Since 1993, on the basis of an agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Dante Alighieri Society work for the Italian certification quality with your own certificate PLIDA (Dante Alighieri Italian Language Project).

The PLIDA CertificationAnd attests the competence in Italian as a foreign language on a scale of 6 levels, established by the Council of Europe. IS’ recognized by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and the Ministry of Education, with the scientific approval of the University "La Sapienza" of Rome " .

Italian school for foreigners and the promotion of the Italian language in the world