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Listen to Dante's Divine Comedy

In this online experience, you will see the figure of the poet Dante Alighieri and his Divine Comedy, where you will listen to the fifth canto in Italian along with an introductory explanation in English.

From Florence
Online Experience
1 Hour
Upto 15 people
English, Italian
  • The dramatic narration of the Fifth Canto of Hell, a poem from Dante's Divine Comedy 
  • Poem recital by artist Mario, live-streamed from Florence

With this online experience, we will present to you the figure of the poet Dante Alighieri, and his Divine Comedy through an introductory explanation in English and by listening to the fifth song together in Italian.

The Fifth Canto of Hell is considered the canticle of lovers and is universally recognized beautiful and exciting not only of the entire Divine Comedy but more generally of the entire Italian poetic tradition. The Fifth Canto of Hell is the song of carnal sinners, those who reason is subjugated by libido, suffocated by lust. In this chaotic storm, Dante's sensitivity is touched by the light flight of two souls flying together; he cannot accept that these two souls suffer in hell for eternity. For this reason, Dante's poetry presents us with the glorification of talent and instinct rather than the glorification of reason, as generally happens in the entire Hell of the Divine Comedy, called to justify the penalty awarded. We witness the triumph of nature expressed in the point of the sexual instinct, which in Paolo and Francesca is actually as light as a feather because, in reality, it is a simple candid kiss.

The poem is recited by me. After the introduction of the song in English and listening to it, you will experience the power of the language of emotions, through the musicality of the verses, even if it's in a different language.

About this experience
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • You can book this tour either for EUR 34 per screen OR as a private session for EUR 89 for upto 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot.
  • To attend this tour, please sit in a room with dim lighting, along with a candle and something red in colour to wear.
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Mario Gesù Fantacci

I am an environmental economist but in my life, I combined study and research with that of the performer in the artistic field. I am a philanthropist scholar of art history. At the moment I am about to publish my second essay on the iconological significance of the renaissance Sassetti Chapel. I am also passionate about acting; I have implemented my passion as a performer. In fact, I am a professional Florentine art guide and at the same time an actor for Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. Before the world stopped, I performed every week in public places such as restaurants and pubs or in private events.

From USD 43 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.