Giovanna Maioli, an actress from Romagna, has agreed to be the voice of Francesca da Rimini in the translation of the Divine Comedy by Luigi Soldati into the Ravenna vernacular, which was indeed the dialect used by Francesca in daily life.  In fact, Francesca da Polenta (that was the girl’s real name) was the daughter of Guido il Vecchio da Polenta, the lord of Cervia and Ravenna, and was born in the latter town….

Continued.  Read  more in Giovanna Maioli’s web page and listen to her reading of Francesca’s verses in the Romagnolo dialect:  click here.

In order to read the verses in Romagnolo while you are listening to Giovanna Maioli’s reading, click here and operate the audio file from the text page.