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March 8, 2021

Look, Then Pass On: #700Dante​ March issue of The Florentine

    This issue of The Florentine celebrates Florence’s Supreme Poet ahead of Dantedì on March 25, the date when Dante is believed to have started writing his ‘Divine Comedy’ and the date that the Italian government has dedicated to the writer as a symbol of Italian culture worldwide.         Subscribe + […]
July 7, 2021

Dive into Dante this summer

If beach days seem eternal and you’re craving culture this summer, then take a deep dive into Dante as celebrations for the Supreme Poet continue with top-class exhibitions and even a historic train that takes you through the poet’s places in Tuscany.     SHOW + TOUR / Casentino in the Commedia  July 16 to […]
July 1, 2021

Estate Fiorentina 2021

Four months of fun make up this year’s Estate Fiorentina programme of cultural allsorts, setting us up for a memorable summer. With 15 festivals, 146 projects and a countless number of happy participants, here’s an overview of the busy line-up:     Musical magic     From medleys under the stars with the Orchestra […]
March 26, 2021

Dantedì with Professor Joseph Luzzi | TF Together

    On the occasion of Dantedì, the day dedicated to the Supreme Poet Dante Alighieri, Professor Joseph Luzzi (Bard College) looks at what the ‘Divine Comedy’ can teach us about our current existence seven centuries after it was written.   For Dante celebrations in Tuscany, see   Find out how Florence is celebrating […]

Dante’s Divine Light | TF Together

    Author of ‘Visions of Heaven, Dante and the Art of the Divine Light’, Professor Martin Kemp (University of Oxford) explores the compelling visual images evoked by Dante Alighieri’s poetry, particularly Paradiso from the Divine Comedy, as well as investigating Dante’s supreme vision of divine light and its implications.      For Dante celebrations […]
March 24, 2021

Events to mark Dantedì on March 25

This March 25 marks the second annual celebration of Dantedì, the day dedicated to Dante Alighieri. Made all the more significant given the 700th year anniversary celebrations, the 13th-century Florentine poet is the subject of a series of events organized by many cultural bodies and institutions that honour the father of the Italian language.   […]
March 4, 2021

If Dante were here now: a self-guided tour of Florence

Retracing Dante’s steps means setting off on a unique journey into the art, history, culture and spirituality of Florence in the mid-1300s. In this self-guided tour of Dante’s Florence, we peel back the layers of history, often in plain view of the piazzas and occasionally hidden away in the medieval backstreets.         […]
December 31, 2020

Best events in Florence this January, 2021

LITERATURE/ 700 Dante       Over 30 Florentine cultural instituations come together to celebrate Dante Alighieri’s 700th anniversary in 2021. Inaugurated with an exhibition by Massimo Sestini at the Santa Maria Novella complex in October, the full calendar of events takes off this January with an enthralling range of events dedicated to the Supreme […]
October 6, 2020

Celebrating Dante in 2021: events in Florence

Cultural institutions all over Florence come together to celebrate Dante Alighieri’s 700th anniversary in 2021. The calendar of events was presented at Palazzo Vecchio this week with Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini, mayor Dario Nardella and city councillor for culture, Tommaso Sacchi, in attendance.    Nardella spoke of the “very high level programme which brings […]