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August 2019

Aug 15

The Dante collection in the University of Sydney Library

August 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fisher Library, room 218 – University of Sydney, Fisher Library (F03), Eastern Ave, University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW 2006
Sydney, Australia

Dear members and friends of the Dante, we invite you to join us on this meaningful occasion! The Dante Alighieri Society Sydney will donate its precious copy of the Divina Commedia - The Divine Comedy - to the University of Sydney, which has organised a special event to celebrate this donation. On 15 August 2019, from 4 to 6:30 pm, come and meet us at the Fisher Library, where Prof. Nerida Newbigin and Dr. Francesco Borghesi will entertain us with…

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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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August 2017

Aug 10

Remembering Guareschi

August 10, 2017 @ 4:00 am
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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