Francesca da Rimini

The Francesca da Rimini project, which from today is beginning to take shape like the flower in the button-hole of our website, is dedicated to one of the female personages who have mainly inspired artists, poets and playwrights throughout the world. The heart of the project is made up of a considerable number of Francesca da Rimini’s “voices”: as many of them as there are languages and dialects...

Francesca da Rimini. Dante’s original verses

Inferno, Canto V, vv 82-142 -- "Quali colombe dal disio chiamate..." If you want to listen to the readings in Italian of these verses of Dante click on the names of those who made every single reading.

“Paolo, datemi pace”

The romance “Paolo, give me peace” from the third act of the opera by Riccardo Zandonai (soprano Iris Adami Corradetti).

The Divine Comedy told to children by Virginia Jewiss

Virginia Jewiss is an American Italianist and Dantist. She received her PhD in Italian literature from Yale University and taught at Dartmouth College and Trinity College’s Rome campus before returning to Yale, where she is [...]