Category Archives: Dante Alighieri

Funny things about my blog

I use WordPress for my blog and one of the screens shows stats on what posts have been viewed each day.  It find it fascinating to look at this page to see who searched for what as some of the … Continue reading

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Padova (Padua to you Yanks!)

The school organized an outing to Padova on Sunday which I very much enjoyed. Padova is known for such things as being the setting of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, for having a University more than 800 years old … Continue reading

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Dante Alighieri

Has there ever been anyone alive or dead that you just felt you had some strange connection with, or maybe just an unusual curiosity, and needed to get to the bottom of it? There has been something nagging at me … Continue reading

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Dante’s inferno

It is 5:30pm and 104 degrees without the “feels like” factor of being in a city. It is really just to d*mn hot to do a bloody thing and my hotel is air-conditioned unlike many places in Firenze, so here … Continue reading

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Santa Croce, anyone who was anyone would die to get in

My hotel is just a short walk to the church of Santa Croce.  It is chock full of famous dead people so I popped in to pay a visit. I had forgotten just who was buried here, the most controversial … Continue reading

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