DanteAlighieri Language School Durban
Società Dante Alighieri?
The Dante Alighieri Society was formed in Italy in July 1889. The society was named after Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), a pre-Renaissance poet from Florence and the author of The Divine Comedy. Dante is considered the father of the Italian language.
he sole purpose of the Dante Alighieri Society is to promote the study of languages and cultures throughout the world. A purpose independent of political ideologies, national or ethnic origins or religious beliefs: the Society is a free association of people – not just Italians – but all people everywhere who are united by their love for the Italian languages and culture and the spirit of universal humanism that these represent.
In 2005, the Dante Alighieri Society was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Communications and Humanities.