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March 24, 2022

Dantedì 2022. All the appointments in Florence

Exhibitions, conferences and walks in the calendar on March 25, the national day dedicated to Dante

On March 25, the date that scholars recognize as the beginning of the Divine Comedy's journey into the afterlife, Dante's genius is celebrated throughout Italy and the world.

Before discovering the initiatives planned in the city for this very important anniversary, let's discover together the 10 places of Dante in Florence, as Florence was at the time of Dante and who are the descendants of the Supreme Poet!


As part of the ordinary itinerary of the Uffizi Gallery, visitors will be able to catch a glimpse of Dante Alighieri, immortalized larger-than-life in the famous fresco by the 15th-century Florentine painter Andrea del Castagno. The portrait will be exhibited in the room dedicated to Filippo Lippi, in the company of many other famous paintings, such as
the Double portrait of the Dukes of Urbino by Piero della Francesca, the Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello, the Madonna and Child with Angels (called 'la Lippina'). The restoration of the Dante by Andrea del Castagno, carried out by the specialists of the Opificio delle Pietre dure of Florence, was completed in March of last year.



The Bargello Museum invites the public to rediscover the oldest portrait of the great poet - frescoed by Giotto among the ranks of the elect in Paradise, inside the Chapel of the Podestà - by giving each visitor a brochure in Italian or English of La mirabile visione. Dante e la Commedia nell'immaginario simbolista (Dante and the Comedy in the Symbolist Imaginary), curated by Carlo Sisi and Ilaria Ciseri, the last of the two exhibitions dedicated to Dante by the National Bargello Museum in 2021, the year in which the 700th anniversary of the death of the supreme poet occurred. The National Museum of the Bargello is the Dante site par excellence in Florence: in the Sala dell'Udienza of the then Palazzo del Podestà (today the Salone di Donatello, temporarily reorganized for the monumental exhibition "Donatello, Il Rinascimento"), on March 10, 1302, the supreme poet was condemned to definitive exile.

Museo del Bargello


On Friday, March 25 at 12:00 and at 3:00 p.m., the National Central Library of Florence proposes an initiative aimed at discovering the many traces and signs that refer to Dante in the building that houses the Library, from the decorations to the main spaces. The walk begins along the external perimeter of the Library and then leads to its interior. Walking in the company of Dante, the creator of the most extraordinary tale of a "path", becomes an opportunity to retrace the history of a place extremely rich in testimonies of Dante. These include statues and decorative apparatus as well as the spectacular Dante Hall, which derives its name and its centrality in the exhibition area of the institute from Alighieri.


At the Museo Casa di Dante in Florence the conferences in presence are back to celebrate the Supreme Poet and the inexhaustible echo that his work has had and continues to have on the art world. Friday, March 25, 2022 at 5:30 pm in the conference room in presence and live streaming from the Facebook page of the Museum House of Dante.

Casa di Dante


The President of the City Council Luca Milani and the President of the Italian Dante Society Marcello Ciccuto, on the occasion of this celebration, will present Friday, March 25, 2022 at 16.30 in Palazzo Vecchio, Salone de 'Dugento, the prestigious critical edition in three volumes collected in a box set of Dante's Comedy edited by Prof. Giorgio Inglese for the National Edition of the Works of Dante Alighieri by the Italian Dante Society, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture.


On the occasion of Dante 2022, will be exceptionally proposed walks Dante by the City of Florence - World Heritage Office and MUS.E, at 15 and 16.30. The walks (free participation, reservation required enhance the link between the great poet and Florence, here born and lived until exile. The routes thus intertwine architectural evidence and documentary traces to evoke the plant and daily life of the city at the end of the thirteenth century, also drawing inspiration from the many plaques scattered along the streets and palaces in the early twentieth century. The itinerary starts from the first courtyard of Palazzo Vecchio, where there are as many as three Dante plaques, to outline the salient features of Dante's political commitment, which culminated in the Priory of the summer of 1300, just while this building was under construction, to continue through the narrow streets around Dante's house and his places, from the Torre della Castagna to Casa Donati, from the Badia Fiorentina to the "bel San Giovanni" where he was baptized and where he dreamed of returning crowned a poet: "and in the font of my baptism I will take my hat" (Paradiso, XXV, 9).

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