Dante Alighieri, the medieval Italian poet, didn’t spare popes and other Catholic prelates in “Divine Comedy,” his 14th-century masterwork detailing his imaginary journey from hell to heaven via purgatory. No fewer than four pontiffs, including the then-reigning pope, Boniface VIII, are pictured in various circles of hell in the book’s “Inferno” cantos, victims of their own greed.
Seven centuries later, Pope Francis paid homage to Dante in an apostolic letter released Thursday (March 25), citing the poet’s criticism of “those believers — whether Popes or the ordinary faithful — who betray Christ and turn the Church into a means for advancing their own interests.”
These believers, Francis added, are accused by Dante of “ignoring the duty of charity towards the defenseless and poor, and instead idolizing power and riches.”
ALL OUR CLASSES AND PRIVATE LESSONS HAVE MOVED ONLINE.
ITALIAN ONLINE CLASSES AND ONE ON ONE SPECIAL EVENING SESSIONS TO STUDY AT YOUR OWN PACE
NO TO BE MISSED!
To celebrate the release of the upcoming documentary, PAVAROTTI, we’re giving you the chance to win a double pass to see it in cinemas. Featuring rare interviews and never-before-seen footage, PAVAROTTI reveals the man behind the icon.
For a chance to win, simply send us an email, with your details before the 22th of October. On the 23rd of October we will announce the 10 double pass winners.
Release date: In Cinemas 24 October 2019 (Australia)
Full Synopsis: From two-time Academy Award® winning director Ron Howard and the team behind the worldwide success The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, comes a documentary celebrating the life of the beloved opera star Luciano Pavarotti.
PAVAROTTI is an in-depth, no holds barred look at the life, career and lasting legacy of the musical icon who sold over 100 million records in his lifetime. Dubbed "The People's Tenor", Pavarotti was the rare combination of personality, genius and celebrity. He used his prodigious gifts to spread the gospel of opera as entertainment, and something to be enjoyed by all music lovers. Through the sheer force of his talent, Pavarotti commanded the great stages of the world, and captured the hearts of audiences everywhere. Featuring rare interviews with his family and colleagues, and never-before-seen footage, PAVAROTTI goes beyond the iconic public figure to reveal the man himself.
Italian Classes on Sunday at Italiangraffiti Language Centre
Are you too busy during the week, too tired for an evening class or you are already committed to the Saturday's sport?
Try one of our 3 session special classes to learn basic Italian and make the most of your Italian holidays
Beginner/Traveller Intensive Italian-Sunday Courses Starting 17 February 2019
Origins of the Italian Language
Did you know that the Italian language as well as other Romance languages, like Spanish and French, originates directly from Latin?
Latin, was the language of the Romans and the Italian language has gradually developed from it through a long period of time which began after the Fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century. Until then Latin had widely spread and had been used across the Roman Empire as the ‘Lingua Franca’: the shared language. Latin was the written and spoken language of educated people and in the Middle Ages was the dominant cultural language in European universities and for all the official acts of the Catholic Church. In fact the illiterate population would only speak local forms of languages.
MEETUPS EVENTS TOURS
To get you more involved in the beautiful Italian culture our centre organizes a variety of events throughout the year. Special nights together dedicated to wonderful Italian food, and the best possible company: YOU!
Bring a friend to enjoy $20 off each of your first enrolment in one of our courses!
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'Trincria'-The True Soul of Sicily
17 Day Escorted Grand Tour of Sicily and
19th September 5th October 2018
English Guided Tour by We Love Italy-Tours
'APERICINEMA' NIGHT Let's meet at Barrel Bar & Dining at 5pm for a spritz or a glass of wine of your choice...you can add a little snack if you feel peckish.
Movie screening at Hayden Orpheum Cremorne Cinema 6.15 pm.
'Friends by Chance' is an Italian movie, by Director Francesco Bruni, that is part of the Sydney Film Festival 2018.
The movie tells the story of the unusual friendship between a 22 year old slacker and an 85 year old poet who somehow form an unlikely connection. (Italian with English subtitles).
$40 fee per person includes: Glass of Spritz aperitif or a glass of wine, movie ticket, booking fees.
6 Italian Films
NOT TO BE MISSED
For a full immersion experience in the Italian language and culture.
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ENJOY YOUR SUMMER HOLIDAYS!
Don't miss an unforgettable night of Italian Flavour with Italian Graffiti Langauge Centre.
Meet us at VANTO-QVB RESTAURANT for our
Christmas Dinner Party.
29th of November at 7.30pm
QVB First Floor
For menu & cost refer to our November's Newsletter