Ten strange things you never knew about Dante

Ten strange things you never knew about Dante

Italy is very proud of Dante Alghieri - so proud, in fact that it declared March 25th its national Dante Day. Who was he and how much do we actually know about him?

Dante Day: How Italy is celebrating its national poet

Dante Day: How Italy is celebrating its national poet

Dante’s last laugh: Why Italy’s national poet isn’t buried where you think he is

Dante’s last laugh: Why Italy’s national poet isn’t buried where you think he is

How you can mark Italy’s Dante Day on March 25th

How you can mark Italy’s Dante Day on March 25th

Elena Ferrante: Italian author’s next novel to be published in English next year

Elena Ferrante: Italian author’s next novel to be published in English next year

Star Italian author Elena Ferrante has a new novel out in November

Star Italian author Elena Ferrante has a new novel out in November

Travelling back in time: Five of the best old Italian travel books

Travelling back in time: Five of the best old Italian travel books

Shakespeare was from Sicily, say makers of new Italian TV show

Shakespeare was from Sicily, say makers of new Italian TV show

New Elena Ferrante street art unveiled in Naples

New Elena Ferrante street art unveiled in Naples

A new discovery at Verona University could change the story of Dante’s life

A new discovery at Verona University could change the story of Dante’s life

TV version of Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend debuts in Venice: watch the trailer

TV version of Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend debuts in Venice: watch the trailer

Fire at Sacra di San Michele, abbey that inspired The Name of the Rose

Fire at Sacra di San Michele, abbey that inspired The Name of the Rose

Italian classic The Name of the Rose to be adapted for TV

Italian classic The Name of the Rose to be adapted for TV

Italy’s literary superstar Elena Ferrante gets a newspaper column – in English

Italy’s literary superstar Elena Ferrante gets a newspaper column – in English

23 famous quotes to inspire you to travel to Italy

23 famous quotes to inspire you to travel to Italy

Hitler’s Mein Kampf a surprise entry in Italian schoolkids’ top books list

Hitler’s Mein Kampf a surprise entry in Italian schoolkids’ top books list

Italian wins Bad Sex in Fiction Award for ‘dancing genitals’

Italian wins Bad Sex in Fiction Award for ‘dancing genitals’

Professor Raptor and Madama Chips: How Harry Potter became Italian

Professor Raptor and Madama Chips: How Harry Potter became Italian

Obituary: Dario Fo, master of satire and political farce

Obituary: Dario Fo, master of satire and political farce

Nobel Prize-winning Italian playwright Dario Fo dies at 90

Nobel Prize-winning Italian playwright Dario Fo dies at 90

Fake Ferrante Twitter account sparks fresh confusion over author’s identity

Fake Ferrante Twitter account sparks fresh confusion over author’s identity

Elena Ferrante’s ‘unmasking’ sparks literary privacy row

Elena Ferrante’s ‘unmasking’ sparks literary privacy row

Meet Dante Alighieri’s stargazing Italian descendant

Meet Dante Alighieri’s stargazing Italian descendant

Majority of Italians never read a book

Majority of Italians never read a book

Top ten: Famous quotes about Italy

Top ten: Famous quotes about Italy

Row over ‘obscene’ gay school book

Row over ‘obscene’ gay school book

Italy’s hopes for tourism rise as Dan Brown visits

Italy’s hopes for tourism rise as Dan Brown visits

The best books about Italy in English

The best books about Italy in English

How a new wave of children’s books is tackling the migrant crisis

How a new wave of children’s books is tackling the migrant crisis