Monday, July 29, 2013

Recent Dante activities

During the recent School Holiday the Dante Auckland has been busy with a series of events:

Italiani in Nuova Zelanda

Last Friday the Dante welcomed Mirko and Matteo, two Italian Soccer Coaches visiting New Zealand to train Kiwi kids in Italian Soccer. Thank you Fiorella and all at the Dante for organizing the event.

Click here to find out more about Soccer Italian Style, and here to find out about soccer training in Auckland. 

Dante Children

Durante le school holidays the Dante children attended this course, and not only learned about planting and cooking with Italian herbs, but they also made taralli and grissini! Yum!


Finally, on Sunday, 28 July, two pianists visiting from Italy performed music for two pianos as part of the Dante Alighieri Chamber Music Series. Massimo Perciaccante and Sara Dominici played music by Mozart, Shostakovich, Saint-Saëns and Milhaud in the Lewis Eady Showroom, Remuera.  

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Party at the Dante for visiting Italian soccer coaches

Join us to welcome to Auckland Mirko Mazzantini and Simone Bombardieri, two Italian soccer coaches who are here to run training events for children and coaches. Mirko and Simone are from Tuscany and work with young players at ACF Fiorentina and Empoli FC. Their “Soccer Italian Style” courses are being held in Panmure in mid-July. Their website is

Friday 19 July, 5.30pm
Dante Rooms, Freemans Bay Community Centre, 
52 Hepburn St. Freemans Bay.
Free entry, please bring a plate or something to drink to share 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

School Holiday programme July 2013

Friday 19 July and Friday 26 July
From 10am to 2pm

Facciamo l’orto!
plant Italian herbs like basilico, origano, rosmarino,
and learn how to use them in the kitchen!

Freman’s bay community Centre – 52 hepburn street

$ 25.00 for session – both days $40.00 – Italian lunch included
RSVP by email to by Thursday 11 July