Monday, January 18, 2021

Learn Italian in Auckland!


Learn Italian in 2021 with the Dante Auckland! Term one starting in February, all levels! Enrol now or come along to our Open Day on 4 February to meet the teachers and choose the right class for your level. Vi aspettiamo!

Address: Freemans Bay Community Centre, 52 Hepburn Street.

             Freemans Bay, Auckland

Click here for Term 1 Adult classes
Click here for Term 1 Children classes
Click here for Term 1 Playgroup

Monday, December 7, 2020

Monday, November 30, 2020

Christmas Market 12 December 2020

Don't miss this year's Mercatino di Natale!

Grazie to all our Festival Italiano 2020 Sponsors

 Festival Italiano Major Sponsors and Partners


Major Corporate Sponsor


Supporting Sponsors


Prize, Goodie Bag and Product Sponsors

Monday, November 23, 2020

ITALIAN STREET FOOD in Auckland, NZ! | Festival Italiano in Newmarket 2020!

Another fan video of Festival Italiano 2020, and it is all about eating! 

Colazione alla Dante


Colazione alla Dante sabato 28 novembre - join us for our monthly colazione Saturday 28 November ☕️ caffè e chiacchiere in italiano.

Dante rooms
Freemans Bay Community Centre
52 Hepburn St
Freemans Bay/Ponsonby

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Photo selection from Festival Italiano Auckland 2020

Two Sundays ago the Dante Alighieri Auckland held its 15th Festival Italiano Auckland. It was a privilege to be able to hold such an event during a global pandemic, and also more challenging than usual. But we were blessed with a beautiful day and crowd, and the response from the public and local authorities was mazing. A day spent with Italian culture and food, and convivially with our extended community, including special guests from the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team, here for the Americas Cup. The day has been dedicated to Italy and all our families and friends: we are thinking of you!

For more photos please go to our FB Photo Album.

Photos by various authors, including Gianni Flego, Alessandra Zecchini and Kelly Sierra


Friday, November 13, 2020

Italian Summer Intensive Course 2021


Based on popular demand the Dante Auckland is pleased to offer a 5 day Italian Summer Intensive Course in January 2021 (from Wednesday 20 to Sunday 24 January).

This programme has been extremely successful over the last 12 years as it combines formal lessons with conversation, Italian lunch, activities and much more. We welcome Italian language students of all abilities from absolute beginners through to advanced. All our teachers are native Italians. The cost is only $320 and includes lunch every day!!

To enrol please fill this form and send back to, a $60 deposit is required by 14 December.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Scholarships for young musicians from Italy to participate in Ethno New Zealand 2021.


Dear friends,

We received this letter from Ethno New Zealand and we are sharing it here. Please feel free to forward it to your contacts.

Dear Dante Alighieri Society,


We are Ethno New Zealand, an annual youth music gathering on Waiheke Island for young musicians from all over the world to share their music and cultures with each other. Ethno New Zealand 2021 will take place on Waiheke Island (at Piritahi Marae) between January 23-31. It is open to musicians and singers between the ages of 18 and 30. You can find out more here:


This year, we also have several scholarships available. One of the scholarships is particularly encouraging young musicians from Italy among other countries to participate in Ethno New Zealand 2021. We would be honoured if you could share this opportunity with your community and encourage all the young musicians in your network to apply for the scholarship and join us for a fantastic week of sharing beautiful music.


-> General information about registration


If you have any questions or ideas how to better promote this opportunity, please send us a message and we'd be happy to reach out.


Best wishes

Kai and the Ethno NZ team