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Travel Lessons From Dante

Written by Hank Martin in Travel Tips

hen I think of Dante I think of hell.  His vivid, grotesque imagery in the Inferno, such scenes as people’s souls on fire, or being slashed to bits by swords, make me cringe still today.  His epic poem, divided into 3 parts of 33 cantos each, was written sometime in the early 1300’s, and has seen unparalleled popularity compared to other italian literature on the world platform.  In fact, in comparison to most works of literature, not only is The Divine Comedy taught in university English classes around the world, but it has also been a source of inspiration for famous artists since its conception.  Dante’s Divine Comedy is praised for its depiction of the afterlife, and, …