Florence through the eyes of Dante

700 years later

by Dr. Prakash Ghatge



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/17/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781665712958
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781665712965
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781665712972

About the Book

If you want to jump in the ocean that is Dante and discover his presence in Florence, Italy, you’ve come to the right place.

Let Dr. Prakash Ghatge be your guide through the city’s cobbled streets as he locates the thirty-one plaques from The Divine Comedy, unearthing plenty of history and interesting facts along the way.

You’ll see where Dante lived and worked, the empty tomb in Santa Croce, and visit Ravenna where the poet lies. Read about the Inquisition, the Guelph and the Ghibellines, the vicious politics of the Middle Ages, Beatrice, Virgil, David and Cellini, the architecture then and now, and much more.

Whether you’ve already read Dante or are gearing up to do so, you’ll find that learning more about him will help you appreciate his work even more—especially his masterpieces.

Join the author as he reveals more about the man who gave us some of the most daring and controversial literary works of all time with Florence through the Eyes of Dante.

About the Author

The author is a physician who retired after fifteen years as a surgeon and 35 years as an Emergency Room physician in Somerset Pennsylvania. Fascination for Italy, the Renaissance and Florence ( every tourist's dream ) inevitably led to Dante. Obsession with Dante and the Divine Comedy led to this book, initially a travel guide to locate the 31 plaques from the Divine Comedy plastered on the walls of Florence some 110 years back.
Dante and Florence are the jewels of Italy. The book is not a scholarly treatise but an exploration of the city of Florence and its connection to Dante and the Divine Comedy