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Poppi Castle

During his exile, Dante Alighieri is said to have been a guest of the Counts Guidi at the castle of Poppi, where he composed the XXXIII canto of the Inferno. This is one of the most famous cantos of the Divine Comedy, revolving around the figure of Count Ugolino, whose daughter Gherardesca had married Count Guido di Simone da Battifolle. On behalf of the Countess, Dante also wrote three letters of good wishes and welcome, addressed to Empress Margaret of Brabant.

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