Dante Alighieri is doubtlessly one of the most acclaimed writers in history and the Divine Comedy, his masterpiece, possibly the greatest work of all time.
After he was banished from his home city of Florence, during the feuds between the Guelfs and Ghibellines in the late thirteenth century, he reached Verona and became a guest of Cangrande Della Scala. Cangrade was the most famous and glorious lord of the town.
And it was right here, in Verona, that Dante composed most of his Paradiso: the third and last part of the Divine Comedy that the poet dedicated in its entirety to his friend and host, Cangrande.
Without Verona and its ruler’s foresight and magnanimity, this masterpiece of Italian literature would have never been completed or worse yet, might have never survived through the centuries.
This tour is led by an engaging local expert on Dante who is eager to share his knowlege with you.