Wednesday, May 27, 2020

10 day challenge, travel photos of Italy - Day 10 NAPOLI

NAPOLI: Mount Vesuvio seen from Castel dell'Ovo, photo by Dante Auckland's member Angela Moon-Jones 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

10 day challenge, travel photos of Italy - Day 9 ROMA

Roma, the Pantheon, photo with fish-eye lens by Dante Auckland's member Cheryl Lilly.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

10 day challenge, travel photos of Italy - Day 7 CAPO VATICANO, CALABRIA

Looking out at the sunset from Capo Vaticano, Calabria, photo by Dante Auckland's member Angela Moon-Jones 

Saturday, May 23, 2020

10 day challenge, travel photos of Italy - Day 6 MANAROLA - CINQUE TERRE

Le Cinque Terre, photo by Dante Auckland's member Steve Haywood, who adds: "The Cinque Terre were fantastic and Manarola was spectacular".

Friday, May 8, 2020

Monday, May 4, 2020

A home away from home for Italians in New Zealand


Dear Dante members and friends,

Please find below a message from the Italian Embassy in Wellington, if you would like to get involved (it could be a chance to practice Italian at home) please follow the instructions below, and if you have any questions please contact
Grazie a tutti! ❤️

🇮🇹🇳🇿A call for solidarity!

In light of the number of Italian citizens stranded throughout New Zealand during the Covid-19 emergency, the Italian Embassy in Wellington decided to launch the 'A Home away from Home' initiative. 🏠
As you know level 3 alert enables people to wide a bit their bubbles. This Embassy thought to seize on the momentum and give some assistance to those who, due to the lack of available flights during the last month, have been enable to go back to their homes in Italy.
👉Are you willing to help and provide others a safe place to stay free of charge for a while?
If the answer is yes:
ℹ️Just fill the Host form you can find at this link
ℹ️Wait for for a potential guest to contact you
ℹ️Please decide if you are willing to accept that potential guest. In case you are, you can sign the host/guest agreement.
Fon any requests you can write to
We can send you more details if you wish to know how the initiative works.
Thank you!

Saturday, May 2, 2020

A virtual museum dedicated to Raffaello

From 30 April you can visit a wonderful virtual museum created by SkyLab Studios and admire the paintings of Raffaello. The tour is in Italian and can be accessed anytime by clicking here: 

Some of the paintings will come live and speak to you about themselves, and also have a kids' friendly version (easier to understand and made to look like a cartoon.