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A guide to Dante’s Walk, a 235-mile route from Ravenna to Florence in Italy.

Catholics invited to make pilgrimage in Dante’s footsteps in anniversary year

Nov 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

Dante’s Walk is a 235-mile route between the Italian cities of Ravenna and Florence. Read more

Dante portrait by Domenico di Michelino.

Pope Francis: The Incarnation is the ‘heart and inspiration’ of Dante’s Divine Comedy

Mar 25, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a letter marking the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, Pope Francis has said that the mystery of Christ’s Incarnation... Read more

Italian poet Dante Alighieri (c. 1265-1321) in a detail from a painting by Domenico di Michelino. Public domain.

Pope Francis: revisit the ‘Divine Comedy’ in Dante’s anniversary year

Oct 12, 2020

Pope Francis said Saturday that the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri should inspire people to rediscover the... Read more

Dante portrait by Domenico di Michelino.

Dante's biggest fans? The 'poet of popes' and his legacy at the Vatican

Mar 20, 2015

By Ann Schneible

With this year marking the 750th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s birth, the Vatican is taking a closer look the author... Read more