Test the level of your Italian with the Dante Alighieri Society: the international organization, established in Italy in 1889, with the aim of "promoting Italian language and culture throughout the world and rekindling the spiritual connection between Italians living abroad and their homeland and nourishing among foreigners the love and cult for the Italian civilization".
There are currently more than 500 Dante branches around the world with the number continuing to grow. Some 400 of them are outside Italy: in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. In New Zealand there are as many as two: one in Auckland and one in Christchurch.
The Italian cultural society is named after Dante Alighieri, the famous poet from Florence (Firenze), who lived from 1265-1321. His epic La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy) is regarded as a landmark of world literature. Dante is recognized as the greatest poet of early Renaissance Italy and was influential in the development and acceptance of Italian as literary language.
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