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August 2017

Aug 09

Remembering Guareschi

August 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Dante Alighieri School, level 3 suite 38
104 Bathurst Street, Sydney Australia

Giovannino Guareschi was a journalist, writer, and humorist. Along with Giovanni Mosca and Giaci Mondaini he founded the humorous magazine "Candido". He was the author of the "Don Camillo" series, based of stories of the two main characters of his books: Don Camillo, the priest, and Peppone, the communist Mayor, characters in constant but "affectionate" battle.

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December 2018

Dec 16

The 50th anniversary of Il Porcellino

December 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Il Porcellino is the bronze statue that graces Macquarie Street at the entrance of the Old Sydney Hospital. The statue, surprisingly not known to many sydneysiders, was donated to the City of Sydney by the Marchioness Clarissa Fiaschi Torrigiani on 16 December 1968 in memory of her father, Dr. Tommaso Fiaschi. Dr. Fiaschi was an extraordinary gentleman who in 1896 founded the Dante Alighieri Society Sydney, but he is also and maybe better known as a surgeon who introduced sterilisation…

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