From Florence to Garda Lake, discovering the homes of Italy’s literary masters

Dec 06, 2014 1194

by Andrea Carli

Understanding Italy through its literary gems, starting off from the places inhabited by its poets and writers. Florence, Arquà, Certaldo Alto, Recanati, Milan, Gardone Rivera: all essential pins on the map to discover the home-museums, sources of literary inspiration.


Let's begin with "the Supreme Poet," Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), the author of the "Divine Comedy", regarded as the founding father of Italian literature. At number 1 Via Santa Margherita, in Florence's city center, a museum has been set up in his house, which now features reconstructions of furniture, clothes and other everyday objects that were common in medieval Florence– together with some original historic exhibits such as weapons, coins and pottery.

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Fonte: Italy24

 

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