Parc Dante, QC, Canada

Parc Dante, or Dante Park in English, is a natural park in Montreal, QC, Canada. The park has an open air cinema that shows a selection of Italian films, with free admission for attendees.

You can learn more about Parc Dante’s film screenings here.

Dante Park, Columbus Ave and W 63rd St., NYC

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(photo by Steven Maginnis)

“The New York branch of the Dante Alighieri Society had intended to erect a Dante monument on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Italian unification in 1912. Carlo Barsotti, editor of Il Progresso (the first Italian daily newspaper in the United States), urged subscribers to contribute towards the creation the statue. . . The monument was dedicated that year, which was the 600th anniversary of Dante’s death. . .In 1921 the south portion of Empire Park was officially renamed by the Board of Aldermen for Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265-1321).” [. . .]    —NYC GovParks