About Dante Alighieri Cairns

Cairns and its surrounding districts have a strong and deeply rooted Italian presence and Dante Cairns draws on this local history and tradition when organising its activities throughout the year.These activities , whether social or educational in nature, aim to promote a deeper understanding of Italy and all things Italian.

The Society is an association of people from all walks of life-not just those of Italian descent- but all people who are united by their love for the Italian language and culture.

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What's on

  • Italian Dinners

    Join us for lunch,dinner or morning coffee at various Italian restaurants in Cairns and surrounding districts. See Calendar of Events on the Events page for dates and Venues.

  • Italian Language Classes

    Evening classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels are held during school terms at Bella Vista Community Centre, Loridan Dve., Brinsmead. For more information and online enrolment form, click here.

  • Italian Film Night

    Come and join us for an Italian movie night on the last Thursday of each month. Antipasto platters and wine & beer. See events page for details of our next film night.

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