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 Ubaldini against Florence in 1302.
VESPIGNANO: the Giotto House Museum
VICCHIO: the Museum of Sacred Art.
BORGO SAN LORENZO: the parish church with the work of Giotto.
PULICCIANO, where a plaque commemorates Dante and the Battle of 1303.
MADONNA DEI TRE FIUMI: the Sanctuary and the ancient mill still in use.
SCARPERIA, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, founded by Florence in 1306 after defeating the Ubaldini, famous for the ancient tradition of the cutting tools.
SANT'AGATA: the church and the Archaeological Museum with finds from Montaccianico.
A day in the Upper Mugello, in the ancient Ubaldini and Maghinardo Pagani domains.
MARRADI: the historic center, the shops of typical products, the parish church of San Lorenzo, Palazzo Torriani. PALAZZUOLO SUL SENIO, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, the last fiefdom to be conquered by Florence in 1373.