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Dante's Literary Landscapes
Mon 14 November 2016, 18:30 – 21:00 GMT
The vast territory between Florence and Ravenna is still imbued with the presence of Dante Alighieri. This is where he lived, suffered and was inspired to compose his immortal works.
Today, seven hundred and fifty years after his birth (Florence 1265) and seven hundred years after his death (Ravenna 1321), the “Parco Letterario Le Terre di Dante” gives a presentation for us to discover or get a different perspective of such territory, now called "Dante’s Lands" – Lands of Art and Culture, and guides us along the path taken by the Poet, so that we can feast our eyes on the extraordinary places the father of the Italian language immortalised.
The event includes:
- Presentation of the book "L'Italia con gli occhi di Dante" (Italy through the eyes of Dante) by the author, Raffaella Cavalleri
- Presentation of tours and itineraries suspended between the present and the past, walks along the village pathways, with the opportunity to see the excellence of the territory in every season.
- Screening of the short film "Inferno" (1911) and the "Parco Dante" which is part of the Parchi Letterari - Italian Literary Landscapes.
- Meeting with a representative of the Foundation "Ravenna Festival 2017", a summer festival of opera and classical music founded in 1990 by Maria Cristina Mazzavillani, the wife of conductor Riccardo Muti, who makes regular appearances there.
A complimentary glass of wine and cantuccini will be offered during the interval.