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“Dante and the Divine Comedy in Emilia-Romagna”

The video (IT-EN) retraces the close relationship between Dante and Emilia-Romagna, from the early years of his exile to his final refuge in Ravenna

On Dantedì 2021, the Emilia-Romagna Region Cultural heritage Dept has released the video "Dante and the Divine Comedy in Emilia-Romagna", which is part of a wider project conceived for the celebration of 700th anniversary of the death of the Poet.

Emilia-Romagna was a meaningful land to Dante, actually a second homeland. Situated “between the Po and the mountain and the sea and the Reno”, as Dante wrote in the Canto XIV of the Purgatorio, the region was a place where the poet stayed more than once in his life and where he spent the last years of his painful exile.

Precious manuscripts of Dante’s works and other historical, documentary, literary, and artistic materials quickly spread in the time and in the places of his final exile: they are still preserved today in the libraries and archives of cities along and near the ancient route of the Via Emilia, from Piacenza to Rimini, passing through Parma, Modena, Bologna, Imola, Ferrara, Ravenna, Forlì, and Cesena.

To celebrate and promote this wonderful heritage on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante, the Emilia-Romagna Region Cultural heritage Dept, in collaboration with the Società Dantesca Italiana, has promoted the project “Dante and the Divine Comedy in Emilia-Romagna”: a regionwide exhibition itinerary in 14 main libraries and archives of the region (displaying manuscripts, incunabula, and 16th century editions of the Divine Comedy and other works by Dante, from Dantedì 2021 to the first months of 2022) and a video, retracing the close relationship between Dante and Emilia-Romagna, from the early years of his exile to his final refuge in Ravenna.

The video is «a monologue by Dante himself –  says prof. Alberto Casadei, conceiver of the project and curator together with Claudia Collina – recalling some of his travels in Emilia-Romagna, mentioning known and lesser-known facts».

Biographic tells come with landscapes, cities, and suggestions of Dante’s travels in this territory, and end up with the places where manuscripts, old prints, and many other precious materials bequeathing Dante’s work are preserved.

The video is published on the website and social channels of the Emilia-Romagna Region Cultural heritage Dept (previous IBC – Istituto per i Beni Culturali), also available in the English subtitled version.

The exhibition itinerary "Dante and the Divine Comedy in Emilia-Romagna":

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published on 2021/04/02 11:37:45 GMT+2 last modified 2021-04-02T11:37:45+02:00

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