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July 10, 2020

Major Dante exhibition in Forlì in 2021

The Uffizi is providing Dante-centric artworks for the major exhibition Dante. The Vision of Art held in Forlì from March 12 to July 4, 2021.         The show is part of the nationwide celebrations for the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, but also aims to symbolize the rebirth of […]
March 24, 2020

Exiled inside: parallels with Dante Alighieri

For the moment, we settle into a different exile, the one that really matters, and that is our personal severance from all society.

Dante Revisited

        I entered my old home like one entranced. Quaresima was almost ticked away. “What Lenten diet, how much have they renounced?”   I wondered, “they’ve even given up day- light.” For the streets were bare of men and women, save one who stood before me in the way.   “You don’t […]
March 23, 2020

Dantedì: celebrating the father of the Italian language on March 25

This March 25 marks the first annual celebration of Dantedì, when Italy will celebrate Dante Alighieri.
March 3, 2020

Discovering Dante and the dark side of Florence

Take a wander through the Medieval Florence of The Divine Comedy. With March 25 declared Dante Day in advance of the celebrations for the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, we’re exploring the paths of the supreme poet in his (and our) beloved Florence to do the honourable poet justice. The date of March 25 was […]
February 26, 2020

Dante’s Inferno as limericks and comics

Good Friday, 1300. Dante wakes up in the middle of a dark wood, and is found by the Roman poet Virgil, who has been tasked with showing him what happens to the souls who stray. Dante and Virgil enter the gates of hell and pass the Apathetic, who were neither enough for God nor bad […]
February 25, 2020

Digesting Dante

Think back to Dante’s lifetime (1265–1321) and count the number of foodstuffs that were unknown to him or his Italy: potatoes, tomatoes, chocolate and maize, to name but a few. Yet somehow the Sommo Poeta was never short of alimentary metaphors when writing about an afterworld where no one needs to eat, but where plenty […]
April 10, 2017

Dante: the battle of the bones

Relations between Florence and Ravenna have been somewhat strained for, believe it or not, seven centuries. The reason is because one of Florence’s most illustrious native sons, Dante Alighieri, is buried in Ravenna instead of in his hometown. On their part, the citizens of Ravenna argue that he should remain where he is, with them: […]
June 30, 2016

La chiesa di Dante

Enter, feigning nonchalance, the French tour group to hear Dominum Jesum Christum escape the newly christened sound system. They amassed like it was 1034. Electric candles. My eyes swept the floor, my head hung penitent that her renown should have reached me only through Dan Brown, a Ser Brunetto counting his tresor. And then the […]
September 10, 2015

Inspired by Dante: Interview with Rosh Mahtani

The Florentine is publishing this series of interviews on the occasion of Vogue Fashion’s Night Out on September 17, 2015.   Rosh Mahtani is a London-based designer who founded Alighieri, a jewelry collection inspired by Florence’s own Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. Her collection represents each of the 100 canti with a particular jewel. Mahtani studied […]