Search Results for Dante

September 14, 2021
NEWS

Felice Limosani’s ‘Dante: The Eternal Poet’ at Santa Croce

New life is brought to Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the Supreme Poet's death.
September 13, 2021
CULTURENEWS

Friends of the Uffizi donates a Dante-centric painting

The US non-profit association Friends of the Uffizi Gallery has given Donato Mascagni’s Il Conte Ugolino painting to Florence’s foremost art museum.     On the eve of the seven hundredth anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death on September 14, the early seventeenth-century painting by the Florentine artist will soon be displayed in the Sala della […]
September 6, 2021
TRAVEL

Dante in Tuscany: Casentino and Pisa

Baptized Durante di Alighiero degli Alighieri and often referred to simply as Dante, the Florentine poet, writer and philosopher stayed true to his Tuscan identity throughout his years spent in exile, mentioning or referring to countless evocative corners of the region in his seminal work, the Divine Comedy.        Casentino: “green hills with […]
CULTURE

Speaking Dante: a 24-hour live reading marathon

To mark the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, Milan-based theatre producer Julia Holden, in collaboration with award-winning UK playwright Justin Butcher, is curating a 24-hour marathon live reading in Florence of the whole of the Divine Comedy, in the acclaimed English translation by Robert and Jean Hollander.            The Speaking Dante […]
July 7, 2021
CULTURE

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 […]
May 13, 2021
CULTURENEWS

Observing Dante in Florence Cathedral

In Florence Cathedral, steps and a viewing platform have been added to enable an up-close look at Domenico di Michelino’s 1465 painting, Comedy Illuminating Florence. Part of the celebrations to mark the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, the initiative sees three of the city’s top institutions – Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, Opera di […]
May 10, 2021
VIDEO

Dante: Honorable and Ancient Citizen of Florence exhibition at the Bargello

  From May 11 to August 8, 2021, the Honorable and Ancient Citizen of Florence exhibition will welcome visitors to the Bargello in Florence.   The show explores Dante’s relationship with Florence through manuscripts and works of art from all over the world.
March 26, 2021
VIDEO

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 www.danteotosco700.it.   Find out how Florence is celebrating […]
VIDEO

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
CULTURE

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.   […]