This September 14 will be the 700th anniversary of the death of the greatest poet of western literature, Dante Alighieri.  The claim of Dante's position in literature is more than the assertions of an Italophile. Eric Auerbach, the author of “Mimesis,” said that there is Dante and then all others. Michael Dirda notes that in the early part of the 2...

When and how, we might ask, did this temperamental, politically-obsessed and sexually driven man, who spent much of his life wandering from place to place, ever find the time or conditions to write “The Divine Comedy,” the greatest masterpiece of Italian literature? Neither of those questions has a certain answer. Nobody knows precisely when Dante...

Come Celebrate Dante in Detroit, MI. By the Statue of Dante on Belle Isle (Central Avenue & Vista Dr) Shelter #12. Saturday, September 11, 2021. 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Rain or Shine 2021 marks the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death. At the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan, we believe Dante must be remembered past this year and for at least...

Since its foundation in 1975, the goal of the Italian American Committee On Education in New York has been to promote and protect Italian culture and Italian language around the world. This goal was perfectly matched with the international visual arts competition Dante 700 – Sospira, conceived in Naples and promoted as part of the Sorrento Peninsul...

Opera Festival of Chicago presents "Dante 700" Wednesday, July 28th at 8pm & Thursday, July 29th at 8pm Artifacts Events4325 N Ravenswood AveChicago, IL Dante Alighieri, Christian philosopher and poet, lived seven hundred years ago. Works such as his Divina Commedia and La Vita Nuovo have inspired operatic composers such as Gaetano Donizetti, Giaco...

During the month of July we will highlight theater, dance and new circus performances from VIVERE ALL'ITALIANA (VIA) ON STAGE, a performance festival in video format, focusing each week on a different theme. Dante delle marionette, by Associazione Grupporiani. Puppet theater. In Italian with English subtitles. VIEW IT HERE Combining the tradition o...

Award-winning director Pupi Avati is set to start shooting a biopic on Dante on the 700th anniversary of the 'Supreme Poet's death, a project he has been nurturing for 18 years. "I had it all clear in my mind in 2003, but never gt anyone to say yes. Then, 18 years later, I finally got the go ahead," Avati said Monday. The film is based on fellow gr...

It was the year 1318: after a tumultuous escape from his native city; and various stays in different places on the peninsula, due to the exile imposed by Cante Gabrielli, the new Podestà of Florence, Dante Alighieri arrived in the city of Ravenna, at the court of Guido Novello da Polenta. In this chief-town of Romagna, the poet was able to work as...

We are pleased to announce 100 Days of Dante, a new project sponsored by the Baylor University Honors College, in collaboration with programs at Biola University, the University of Dallas, Eastern University, Gonzaga University and Whitworth University. This coalition of universities has come together to create the world’s largest Dante reading gro...

This summer Italy will launch 'Dante's Train,' a special route tracing the journey of the Supreme Poet from Florence to Ravenna. The train will take visitors from the Tuscan capital of Florence to Ravenna in the Emilia Romagna region where Dante fled in 1302 to avoid the prospect of being burnt at the stake. The train will stop in Borgo S. Lorenzo...