The Dante Alighieri Society Sydney is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious Italian language school, with its own rich and remarkable history. It was founded in 1896 by Dr. Tommaso Henry Fiaschi, one of the most illustrious Italian migrants to Australia, and is one of over 460 operating internationally. Today it’s run by a group of professionals coming from different fields, all with the same passion for Italy’s extraordinary culture.
The first Dante Alighieri Society was founded in Rome in 1889 by Nobel prize-winning poet Giosuè Carducci. The Society promotes the appreciation and understanding of Italian language and culture worldwide.

Our members of the Committee

Fabio Carosone (President)

Concetta Perna

Giancarla Montagna

Luisa Perugini

Isabella Franceschini

Gabriele Abbondanza

Elisa Berti

John Gullotta

Mara Giribaldi

Suzanne Shaw

Gabriella Rubagotti

Our qualified, native Italian teachers

  • Sabrina Casu
  • Elisabetta Rossi
  • Erika Pieri
  • Maria Antonietta Watson
  • Isabella Croce
  • Claudia Schiliro (Calabria Club)

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