Dante

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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 10/22/2020 - 00:00
The Pietra di Bismantova is not just any mountain. The massive rock’s flat shape is so particular, as it rises, majestic, solitary, from the surrounding plains…
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by Silvia Donati | Tue, 01/28/2020 - 00:00
A year ahead of the celebrations for Dante Alighieri’s 700th death anniversary, the Italian government has announced the establishment of a National Dante Day…
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by Silvia Donati | Tue, 08/06/2019 - 05:55
Seven hundred years on, the question of where Dante’s remains should be kept remains divisive and one more cause for polemica (controversy). The dispute…
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by Silvia Donati | Tue, 10/31/2017 - 06:50
Italy celebrates All Souls’ Day on November 2, a day devoted to honoring and remembering loved ones who have passed away, often by going to the cemetery to…
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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 06/08/2017 - 04:00
“As when one sees the tower called Garisenda from underneath its leaning side...” - Divine Comedy, Inferno, Canto XXXI  Pisa is not the only Italian city with…
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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 10/13/2016 - 15:05
Inferno, the film based on Dan Brown’s 2013 novel of the same name, is scheduled to be released on October 28 in the USA. If you are a fan of Brown’s Robert…
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by Silvia Donati | Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:00
There’s more to Pisa than the Leaning Tower. In fact, there’s another tower that just opened to the public boasting quite an intriguing story.     The Torre…
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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 05/20/2016 - 00:00
The landscapes and people of Tuscany have been an inspiration for writers for centuries – perhaps it’s no coincidence that three of Italy’s greatest writers –…
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by elisascarton | Tue, 09/22/2015 - 05:48
By Elisa Scarton Detti. Photo credit: http://tasteoftuscany.org/ Dante Alighieri turned 750 at the start of summer and while Florence celebrated, other parts…
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by Silvia Donati | Mon, 05/04/2015 - 19:50
Monday marked the beginning in Italy of celebrations for the 750th anniversary of Dante’s birth – the Florentine poet was born on June 1, 1265. A series of…