The Dante Alighieri Society of Denver
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October - Italian Heritage Month
(Public health guidelines will be followed at all events)
The Dante Society may have missed a year in celebrating our proud heritage due to COVID, but we’re back this year with a wonderful lineup. October will start out with a celebration of our organization’s namesake, Dante Alighieri, and continue on with a gelato social, movies, cooking classes, an interesting view of Rome, a wine tasting and dinner at Colore restaurant. There’s definitely something for everyone. Let’s take a peek…
As a member of Italian Heritage Month (IHM) Committee, I’ve attended several meetings in the past few weeks. October will be here before you know it, so plans are well underway to bring many exciting and informative events to not only the Italian community but to anyone interested in the Italian culture. I recently attended the Italian American Business Association (IABA) monthly meeting at Balistreri Winery where I encouraged members to participate in October’s IHM. IABA is one Italian organization that supported IHM in the past and will do so again. In talking to one member, we discussed how we could get other organizations to also participate. That’s a topic Dante is currently working on with some success.
John Giardino email@example.com 303-378-9736.
Curious about Dante Alighieri?
Italy Establishes National Dante Day
Among the greatest poets of Italian and world literature, Dante was born in Florence in 1265, and died in exile in Ravenna in 1321. His tomb is still in Ravenna. It was during exile that Dante composed his greatest work, The Divine Comedy, his vision of the afterlife where references to myth, history and scripture serve to comment on the politics and political figures of his day.