Canto 3 of Dante’s Inferno provides a description of the Underworld. The main points of that canto consist of the description above the Gate of Hell, the Ante-Inferno, which contains a large number of condemned shades, as well as the passage across the River Acheron.Details
Thus spoke Robert Langdon upon realizing that he had arrived in Florence:
Florence whose galleries lured millions of travelers to admire Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Leonardo’s Annunciation, and the city’s pride and joy – Il Davide.
(Dan Brown, Inferno)
The Annunciation has been located in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence since 1867. It came from the church of San Bartolomeo a Monteoliveto, in the environs of Florence.Details
The Torre della Castagna (tower of the chestnut) is located opposite the House of Dante, in the Piazzetta San Martino.
Already built by 1038, the tower was donated to the monks of the adjacent Badia Fiorentina to defend the monastery.Details
The San Pellegrino water is known as “the champagne of mineral waters”, due to the fineness of its taste and its light carbonation.
San Pellegrino is located near Bergamo, Italy, 25 km from Milan. Its water flows from sources situated at the foot of the Alps and renown throughout the world. In fact, the water’s properties have been known since the fifteenth century.Details
The Buondelmonti was a wealthy Florentine family that belonged to the landed gentry. Knowledge of this family dates the twelfth century. The Buondelmonti become one of the most important families in Florence thanks to good investments: while they were not merchants and bankers, like the Medici, they were very interested in politics.Details