Dante

Culture
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…
Culture
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…
Culture
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…
Culture
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…
Culture
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…
Culture
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…
Culture
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 –…
Culture
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…
Culture
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…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 04/03/2015 - 01:00
Among its walls, or so the legend goes, took place one of the best known love stories of all time, that of Paolo and Francesca, made famous by none other than…