Dante Alighieri Society - The Italian Society in Loughborough


Coming Events 2013/14 
*September to June*  

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Photos from our 30th Anniversary Celebration event (1984-2014)


We are extremely grateful to the following companies for their generous support of our 'Festa Italiana' in celebration of our 30th Anniversary.

Established in 1993 Amato Products is a family-owned, family-run business in the heart of central Manchester. Initially we started out specialising in imported Italian produce, but have since expanded to include a vast range of fresh produce from around the world.
Arden & Amici - www.ardenandamici.com 
Arden & Amici have developed a fantastic Italian bakery range capturing the love and devotion Italians have for their food, family and friends.   Visit their website to find out more about their range of authentic Italian biscuits which can be found in Waitrose and Tesco stores
Bonieri  - www.bonieri.com 
Bonieri was founded with the aim of bringing traditional Italian chocolate and other specialities from the Piedmont region to the UK, together with the stories that inevitably accompany them.  Turin brings a tremendous heritage to the world of chocolate -Turin’s first chocolate maker was granted a licence to produce chocolate back in 1678.  Masked characters threw gianduiotti into the crowds during carnival in the 1800s. A competition launched by FIAT in early 1900s produced the Cremini. 
The Bonieri chocolate product range has been carefully chosen for its heritage, tradition and of course, delicious taste.  From the richest smoothest gianduiotti, to the crumbliest nougat, the colourful foils on Bonieri chocolates say unwrap, share and enjoy…  Visit their wonderful website to see their tempting range.
Cook Italian  - www.cookitalian.co.uk 
Cook Italian products are authentically made in Italy, with Italian ingredients, by Italian family companies with generations of expertise – for true Italian flavour every time you Cook Italian!  They have a range of high quality products including tomatoes, pasta, puree and passata, olive oil and grated cheese.   
Visit their wonderful website to find out more about their range as well as discover some great recipes.

DeLonghi is a leading brand in home appliances and brands under the company's stable include De'Longhi, Kenwood, Ariete, Elba, Radel, Simac, Supercalor, Superclima, Ariagel, Climaveneta, and Vetrella. 
Ferrari –  a symbol of speed, luxury and wealth. 
Graypaul Ferrari, Nottingham, have a modern, state of the art showroom full of amazing cars.  They are in discussion with the Dante Alighieri Society with regard to a number of their staff learning to speak Italian.
The dealership is headed up by Managing Director Mario Vignali, who is committed to ensuring that the team provide outstanding levels of customer service.
Franchi Seeds 1783 
The oldest familyrun seed company in the world.
"We're a family run company and we value our customers very much which is probably why we're still in business are 7 generations in the same family since 1783! Please contact us if we can help you and being Italians, we do prefer to speak to people rather than computers...... but you can email us too. Telephone: 0208 427 5020
Paolo and Alessandra Arrigo"

Italian National Tourist Board - www.italiantouristboard.co.uk
Visit their website for some wonderful information on Italy, Travel Ideas, News, Videos and lots of very useful practical information.  
 Limoncello - www.limoncello.co.uk   
Limoncello have spent the last 15 years sourcing and refining the very best Italian CheesesItalian Sausage and Meats, DrinksBiscuits and all kinds of other gourmet Italian delicacies, including of course, the World famous Limoncello Liqueur - the inspiration for their name. They also have some lovely Luxury Hampers.
Visit their wonderful website to find out more about their range of products that you can buy online.
Saporito Fine Foods - www.saporitofinefoods.com 
Saporito Fine Foods are a local Leicestershire company run by Giovanni Cancelliere who has a real passion for Italian food. 
Visit their wonderful website to find out more about their range as well as discover some great recipes.  Initially they are concentrating on Truffles and Truffle products, but plan to introduce other items in due course.  They sell both wholesale and retail. Retail items can be purchased in their online shop or by telephone. Their prices are extremely competitive because there are no middle men as they only deal direct with the hunters and producers.
Vorrei - www.vorrei.co.uk 
Vorrei is a part British, part Italian, family-run online food retailer, specialising in bringing the culture of great tasting, authentic and healthy Italian food to the UK consumer.  Founders, Luca and Nicola Pagliaro, lived and worked in Italy for 15 years and know just how fabulous traditional Italian food can be. Often at its best when kept simple and always prepared using fresh, natural ingredients and traditional methods. Vorrei was established to bring the finest Italian food and traditional ingredients to the UK. Traditional Italian culture is to take time to savour and enjoy food. Vorrei supports the Slow Food Movement, an initiative that was founded in Italy to counter the rise of a fast food culture and promote a better way to eat.
Visit their wonderful website to find out more about their huge range of products that you can buy online.
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