The year of Dante in Florence: events and dates
Florence, the birthplace of Dante Alighieri, celebrates the seven hundredth anniversary of his death with a calendar of events.
2021 marks 700 years since his death and Florence honours him with a series of events and initiatives that commemorate his masterpieces and celebrate the priceless cultural heritage that has been passed down through the centuries.
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"The admirable vision - Dante and the Comedy in the symbolist imagination" from September 23, 2021 to January 9, 2022 explores the theme of Dante's fate in the mid-late 19th century, due also to the influences of the Risorgimento politics which identified him as the “precursor of the unity and freedom of Italy”. It was in Palazzo del Bargello, the historic seat of the supreme judicial authority, that the sentence of his exile was issued. Today, you can find the oldest portrait of Dante, a fresco by Giotto and his workshop.
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