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Items on this page link our members and guests to

various subjects we hope will be of interest.


Parliamo Italiano!

Italian Language Learning Resources


Here are some online language learning resources that our Dante Instructors use for their classes: 

We hope these links are helpful as you learn “la bella lingua”-

Loescher Editore is a historic Italian publishing house, based in the heart of Turin, which has been publishing textbooks for 160 years. In more recent years, Loescher has expanded its catalog with texts for the study of Italian for foreigners and offers free online resources.


Its explanations, schemes, and examples are effective and clear.  It is recommended as a grammar reference site.

Recommended (and secure) sites for studying Italian Verbs are:

On the opening page you will find the box to write the verb you are interested in.  Below the box is a selection of widely used Italian verbs.

Presents verbs in multiple languages

Italian Newspapers

Main Italian newspaper 

Corriere della Sera

News, politics, economics and sports with photos, images and videos. Weather, Health, Travel Guides, Music and Online Games.


Il Sole 24 Ore

Economic news, Italian and foreign news, stock exchange quotes in real time and finance, regulations and taxes, funds and bonds, mortgages, loans and jobs.


La Repubblica

Newspaper updated 24 hours a day on politics, news, economics, sports, foreign affairs, shows, music, culture, science, technology

La Stampa

Newspaper with constantly updated news and videos on politics, economics, sports, shows, technology, engines, travel, health and foreign countries.

Radio Rai

Listen 12 channels radio and audiobooks


Holidays and Festivals Celebrated in Italy


Here is a list of the Italian national holidays plus feast days for some of the major Italian cities

and a representative sample of festivals.

Bocce Ball

Bocce Ball – An Italian pastime


The popularity of Bocce in America has been on the rise since it swept California in 1989. There are more than 25,000,000 Bocce enthusiasts that have heard of the sport, play recreationally, or play on structured courts in the United States today. Learn more about the history of this Italian pastime and how to play bocce, then come join Dante Santa Cruz at one of our bocce activities.

Sister City

Santa Cruz Sister City – Sestri Levante


Did you know that Santa Cruz has a sister city in Italy?

click here to learn more
















For more information on Sestri Levante, check out: 


For more information on the Santa Cruz Sister Cities program, check out:

Italian Institutions in San Francisco

Italian Institutions to visit in San Francisco


Museo Italo Americano

Fort Mason Center 
2 Marina Blvd., Building C
San Francisco, CA 94123









Istituto Italiano di Cultua

710 Sansome St,

San Francisco, CA 94111

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