Dante in Marche Region

Dante in Marche Region

… where he provided profound inspiration to the local culture.  220px-Portrait_de_Dante

Urbino is remembered by Dante in the 27th canto of the Inferno in a dialogue with Guido of Montefeltro, the local lord. Fiorenzuola di Focara owes it notoriety for having hosted Dante Alighieri in a baker’s house where the poet experienced the emotion of strong gusts of windlashing the promontory on which stands a castle by the sea creating the most incredible anddangerous currents.

The Gradara Castle and rocks live in the hearts of lovers all over the world; here, the love story between Paolo de Malatesta and Francesca da Polenta – better known as Francesca da Rimini – blossomed, came to a tragic end waseternalized by Dante in the V canto of the Inferno. You can view the altarpiece by Giovanni Santi, father of Raffaello Sanzio – Raphael.  Pesaro is not directly cited by the poet, however it maintains strong connotations to Dante because Gianciotto de’ Malatesti, nicknamed the Cripple, was mayor of this seaside town and is buried here. Dante consigned him to Hel.

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Poetry Food Wine and Eroticism

There is a rapport between diet and eroticism: the gluttons come right after the lustful in Inferno’s 6th canto and, in Purgatory, those that fall to temptations of the senses are presented in the last of the seven frames.

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