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Dante, during his exile from his beloved Florence, was once again a guest of the Counts Guidi at the Porciano Castle in the municipality of Pratovecchio Stia. It is said […]

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On the rude rock ‘twixt Tiber and the Arno    From Christ did he receive the final seal,    Which during two whole years his members bore. Paradiso, canto XI (106 – [

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Curs findeth it thereafter, coming downward, More snarling than their puissance demands, And turns from them disdainfully its muzzle. Purgatorio, canto XIV  (46-48)   In the

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And I: “Through midst of Tuscany there wanders    A streamlet that is born in Falterona,    And not a hundred miles of course suffice it; From thereupon do I this body

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Thereafter, when the day was spent, the valley From Pratomagno to the great yoke covered With fog, and made the heaven above intent,  Purgatorio, Canto V (115–117)   This m