Italian Language and Literature

21st Week of the Italian Language in the world – San Francisco

21st Annual Week of Italian Language in the World
Oct 18-24, 2021
DANTE, The Italian
Celebrating 700 years of Dante

To mark the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death, the theme for the 21st annual Week of Italian Language in the World (October 18-24, 2021) is DANTE, The Italian (Dante, l’italiano).


  • OTT 18-24 | DANTE, L’ITALIANO | A book by Giovanna Frosini, Giuseppe Polimeni (Free download for a limited time)
  • OCT 18 – NOV 18 | DANTE PLUS 700 USA | A virtual exhibition celebrating 700 years of Dante


The Week of Italian Language in the World is a yearly worldwide celebration of the Italian language and creativity. This initiative was born in 2001 in cooperation with the Accademia della Crusca. It is organised during the third week of October by the Embassies, Consulates, and Italian Cultural Institutes, with the support of the Ministry of Culture (MiC), the Ministry of University and Research (MUR), the Government of Switzerland and all of the main partners for the promotion of the Italian language.

settimana lingua orizzontale The 21st Annual Week of Italian Language in the World is organized
Under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic