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DANTE’S ITINERARIES in Mugello

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In the footsteps of Dante through the places and characters mentioned in the Comedy, in a land where ancient legends and traditions live in the present

700 years after Dante's death, a journey through the places and characters mentioned in the Comedy and linked to the Poet and the Mugello area: from Maghinardo Pagani to the Ubaldini, from Giotto to Scarpetta Ordelaffi and Fulcieri da Calboli.

We will read together the verses that made them immortal and we will go back in time, observing Mugello through Dante's eyes, a land where ancient legends and traditions live in the present, and beyond.

We will relive the fierce struggles of the autumn of Feudalism, the end of the ancient Dynasties and their centuries-old dominions. We will retrace the events of the powerful Ghibelline Ubaldini dynasty, between marriages and battles, alliances and betrayals. We will meet Maghinardo Pagani, Lord of the North and his niece Marzia Ubaldini, one of the most famous female combatants of the Middle Ages. We will visit the "Terre Nuove", symbol of the Florentine conquest and of a new world. We will see the places of Giotto, a friend of the Poet.

The places we will visit:

SAN GODENZO. The Abbey where Dante allied himself with the Lords of the Apennines against Florence on 8 June 1302.

VESPIGNANO and VICCHIO. The places of Giotto, the same age as Dante "and his great friend" (Vasari).

BORGO SAN LORENZO AND SURROUNDINGS: the parish church and Giotto's table, the Pulicciano hill, theater of the fierce battle of 12 March 1303 between Guelphs and Ghibellines

SANT'AGATA. The majestic Romanesque church and the Archaeological Museum, with finds from the site of Montaccianico, the main fortress of the Ubaldini.

SCARPERIA. Among the most beautiful villages in Italy and "Terra Nuova" founded by Florence on 8 September 1306, famous for the ancient tradition of the cutting tools.

MARRADI. The town of the «Marron Buono», still guarded by the Rocca di Castiglionchio, one of the centers of Maghinardo Pagani's power.

PALAZZUOLO SUL SENIO. Among the most beautiful villages in Italy, it was the last Ubaldini dominion to be conquered by Florence in 1373.

 

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