UPDATE, NOVEMBER 8, 2013: The Florentine has just released its Inferno Florence Guide app. Written by TF editors, the guide takes you through the places of Inferno, giving you historical and visitor information about the locations experienced by the book's protagonists to get to know Florence in depth. Download the app here.
Robert Langdon, the central character of The Da Vinci Code, which sold over 80 million copies worldwide and was made into a Hollywood movie starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks, goes on his latest adventure in Florence in Dan Brown's latest book, Inferno, inspired by Dante Alighieri's 14th-century masterpiece, The Divine Comedy. And while Langdon is in modern-day Florence, he reads the online version of The Florentine for local news in English.Professor of Religious Symbology at Harvard University in the United States, Langdon is a fictional art and history sleuth who finds himself in Florence to solve yet another mystery regarding Dante's vision of hell, Inferno. During his sojourn, the scholar suffers head trauma and has a bout of amnesia. To find out more about why he is in Florence, he tries consulting the latest in local news, first checking the website of “The Florentine, an English-language daily published in Florence” ((English-language version; Chapter 7; page 35; see image attached).Dan Brown's Inferno, was released on May 14, in hard copy in both English and Italian as well as in several other languages.
About The FlorentineAn independent free press, The Florentine is the longest-running English-language publication in Florence, printed in 10,000 copies every two weeks, and consulted online by over a quarter of a million readers each year.Established in April 2005, The Florentine's target audience is the significant English-speaking community residing in Florence and Italy. Each edition provides our readership with Florence, Tuscany and Italy news; feature articles on current issues, people, culture, the arts, travel, food & wine and more; event listings and articles; and classified adverts. It is distributed for free in hard copy in the city of Florence, where it is enjoyed by English-speaking expatriates, foreign students, tourists, and internationally-oriented Italians. Paid paper and digital subscriptions are sent worldwide, reaching readers in other cities in Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, South Africa and beyond (while all articles published in every edition are available for free online.)The Florentine (www.theflorentine.net) offers multimedia and editorial services as well as translation to clients; publishes books in the English language through The Florentine Press (www.theflorentinepress.com); and organizes walks and tours of specific interest to our readers, including a walk on 'Dante's Florence.'For more information on The Florentine, contact Giacomo Badiani[email protected] | tel. 055-2303616 | fax 055.5385383