In the seven centuries since his death, writer Dante Alighieri has become inextricably linked to his fictional persona, a legacy that is preserved in literature, art, popular culture and, of course, music. Alighieri – generally referred to by his first name, Dante – was born in Florence in 1265. He began writing his most notable work, The Divine Co...

On the occasion of the 21st Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo, whose theme was “Dante: l’Italiano”, in order to celebrate the Poet’s role in the history of our language, the Consulate of Italy in Detroit's Education Office, through the N.O.I Foundation, invited Schools with Italian Language Programs to experience the genius of the great Poe...

Rarefied traces are present today of historical thirteenth century Tuscany, which have changed over time. The echo of the pre-Renaissance era from the landscape to historical and cultural heritage, has been lost and has become a tale, or a popular belief or the subject of minor studies. It was the era of the great battles and the endless wars betwe...

Just one hour north of Rome, near Lago di Bolsena, the well-preserved medieval town of Viterbo now has one more reason to attract visitors, especially those fascinated by Dante and his Divine Comedy. On the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the poet’s death, which is celebrated this year, Viterbo has inaugurated a new walking itinerary retracing...

The contemporary Italian dance company Artemis Danza will perform “Dante Solo Inferno” at 7 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Instituto Cervantes theater in Chicago. In this choreographic interpretation of Dante’s classic poem, the audience encounters the lost souls who crossed path with Dante on his otherworldly journey. The soundtrack alternates between orig...

Wednesday, December 1, 6pm. On Zoom. “He (Dante) Showed How Powerful Language (Our Language) Could Be”. Luigi Ballerini, UCLA, Emeritus. Register in advance for this Zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T58XXJ97RWCQY7w90UekZg.  An invitation to reflect on Dante’s divine obsession with language, poetry and the making of meaning....

At the end of October, people all over the world celebrated the 21st Settimana della lingua italiana, the Week of Italian Language, so today I want to talk about it, what it is, and how you can enjoy it! The Week of Italian language is an event that aims at promoting the Italian language in the world and its role in both the classical and contempor...

The Italian Program in the World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department presents Dante and Video Games at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Giffels Auditorium, Old Main, room 201. This presentation is part of a series of events that celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante's death. Simone Bregni, associate professor of Italian and chair of the...

For those like me who are not particularly familiar with the world of jewelry, which is also such a fundamental part of the production in which Italy has always excelled, it was curious to verify Maria Teresa Cannizzaro's passion and knowledge for the world of bijoux. A world that I do not know, but that I have learned to appreciate by being in the...

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is pleased to welcome the community to this special screening free of charge. Come and join the Italian Cultural Institute in celebrating the spirit of hope and wonder Dante so beautifully captures in the final verse of the Inferno: "E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle. - And thence we came forth to...