Italy: The Divine Comedy from 8 Trips for Literature Buffs Slideshow

8 Trips for Literature Buffs Slideshow

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Italy: The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri is, posthumously, Florence's golden son. His The Divine Comedy is often considered one of the greatest pieces in the history of Italian literature, and has inspired many a literary pilgrimage to his native Florence. The city is still home to a number of the ancient buildings where Dante spent time, from his home and the home of his beloved Beatrice to the House of Dante museum and frescoes in Santa Maria Novella that depict paradise and hell as he wrote them. Within a few blocks, find Il Gelato Vivoli for some of Italy's best gelato, and if you press further, find fresh pasta and vegetables at the Sant'Ambrogio market.