“Vintage steam train to take tourists on a slow journey through the landscapes of Tuscany and Emilia Romagna on the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death.” [. . .] —Wanted in Rome, June 7, 2021
“Beyond the Darkness, Dancing in the Light of Dante” (2020)
“Beyond the darkness, dancing in the light of Dante
“a cura di Comune di Firenze — Assessorto al Turismi
“Il video mostra una Firenze vuota ma illuminata a festa, dove giovani danzatori sono animati dalle parole del sommo Poeta Dante Alighieri.
“Le sue parole, come una luce, condurranno fuori dall’oscurità della notte.
“Realizzato da Studio Riprese Firenze, diretto da Matteo Gazzarri.” [. . .] –Municipality of Florence Tourism Department
To find more information on celebrations and events regarding Dante’s 700th anniversary visit https://www.700dantefirenze.it/.
The Circles of Hell on a Trip to Mount Bromo (Indonesia)
“Mount Bromo is located at about 4 hours drive from Surabaya, the capital of East Java, in Indonesia and it is part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. It is considered one of the top bucket list destinations in Indonesia, one of the places to visit in Indonesia. I suppose it deserves to be one of them.
“You see, I am an atheist and hardly a believer that heaven and hell exist. Yet, if I have to describe my experience in Mount Bromo, the first thing that comes to my mind are the Nine Circles of Hell of Dante’s Inferno. Much like Dante’s journey through hell, accompanied by his guide Virgil, I felt that I was also going through the nine circles, although in my case there was no real guide in sight but just other members of the tour group.” — Claudia Tavani, “Ring of Fire or Circle of Hell? Crossing Dante’s Inferno on Mount Bromo,” My Adventures Across the World, November 10, 2015
Read more about Tavani’s adventure on Mount Bromo here.