Sipping History: The Wine of Dante’s Descendants

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 06:22
The Serego Alighieri estate. Photo credit Serego Alighieri.JPG

Seven hundred years ago this September, Italy’s most famous poet, Dante Alighieri, died in Ravenna, after years of exile from his beloved Florence. He wrote his iconic poem, The Divine Comedy, while living in Verona under the protection of Cangrande I della Scala. Happily for Italian wine lovers, Dante’s son Pietro fell in love with the stunning landscape west of the city and, in 1353, bought an estate called Tenuta Possessioni with the substantial home, Casal dei Ronchi, among t

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