In Florence with Dante: What to do in 4 moves

Dante and Florence are two of the most important symbols of the Italian culture in the world.
Speaking of Dante in Florence means observe the proud Florentines shown the statue that portrays the great poet in Piazza Santa Croce, stroll the streets of downtown to point you in the small Church of Dante and Beatrice or the large amount of scattered tombstones that recall the deeds and writings.

In order not to miss anything in your travel in Florence on Dante route we point out four things to absolutely do if you are in town or alternatively to prepare for a future Florentine sortie staying at home.

Roberto Benigni "Tutto Dante" in Piazza Santa Croce Photo by Maurizio Degl'Innocenti

Roberto Benigni “Tutto Dante” in Piazza Santa Croce
Photo by Maurizio Degl’Innocenti

  1. Get a ticket for the “Tutto Dante” show

Roberto Benigni and Dante in Piazza Santa Croce: this is the original show Tutto Dante 2013. This one-man show by the Italian Oscar-winner actor Roberto Benigni is innovative and unique of its kind. He will read one of the last six poems from the Inferno of the Divina Commedia by Dante with a special moment reserved to satire on current.
It is a unique opportunity to get close to the great wealth of the verses of Dante on the stairs of the Cathedral of Santa Croce, in a natural setting of great impact.
The latest dates for the shows are available on 2nd, 3rd , 5th and 6th of August for which tickets are available for every order placed on the website of ticketone. If you will be not in Florence, don’t worry: there are wonderful dvd with the original show.

    2. Read the Inferno by Dan Brown

The new best-seller “Inferno” by the famous american author that has chosen Florence after the success of The Da Vinci Code in Paris. Impossible not to find a copy of the book that looks from all the libraries (and not only).

Inferno by Dan brown

Inferno by Dan Brown

   3. A walk around Florence

For the days in Florence you can choose to have route for the Dante places Thanks to the itinerary suggested by the Museo Casa di Dante in the non-profit cultural portal and Heritage and Community Life Beyond Tourism.
If you prefer a path to the places chosen by Dan Brown in Florence we told you in a previous post. In both cases you will find photographs and captions that will help you in your virtual tour.

Statua di Dante  Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/harshlight/

Statua di Dante
Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/harshlight/

   4. Participate to the Dante Contest

Vivafirenze.it is a partner in the organization of the 2013 edition of the Photocontest Dante in The World Today in collaboration with the Museo Casa di Dante. Joining is simple: after the registration on the portal www.lifebeyondtourism.org, in a special section Photoblog you will find a special area. Here you can insert your original picture to describe your city and choose whether to put it in Hell, Purgatory or in Heaven or, even better, you should compete with three different photographs.
The prize? A stay in Florence, of course!

Dante in the World Today Photocontest

Dante in the World Today Photocontest

“Fatti non foste a viver come bruti, ma per seguir virtute e conoscenza”
You were not made to live like brutes, but to follow goodness and knowledge – Inferno Canto XXVI vv.119-120

The beautiful Florentia is waiting for you :)

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