On the night of September 13-14, 1321, the Italian poet and philosopher Dante Alighieri died in Ravenna. It was the end of a life in exile. After political power struggles since 1302, he could no longer safely return to his hometown of Florence. The death penalty imposed on Dante remained unforgiving. Under the conditions of exile, in addition to an important work on the political thought of the Middle Ages, the “Monarchia”, he created his monumental main work, the “Commedia”
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There are special programs, readings and concerts, even specially created songs and dishes: Italy is celebrating the 700th anniversary of the death of its greatest poet. The love for Dante is cross-generational.
If you are looking for proof that Dante Alighieri is still part of popular culture in Italy, you will find it almost always and almost everywhere these days: on pizza plates, on TV programs, in music clubs.