Thank you for the travel feature on Dante’s Florence.
I have spent some vacation time in Florence on several occasions and it is even more thrilling and exciting that your reporter had space to describe.
I have several photos standing beside the Dante statue outside Santa Croce.
I was so enthused after my first visit that I began (at age 77) to study Italian. It has proven to be a wonderful activity, one that I continue to pursue.
I have recently made Red Deer my permanent home and I would like to find a person or group that may be interested in meeting to practise the use of this interesting language through discussion of the geography, politics and culture of Italy. Anyone sharing this interest may contact me at 587-273-3742.
I regret having missed attending a live performance of Roberto Benigni’s reading, however I did watch it on RAI (the Italian TV station that I receive on cable).
I hope that one day my facility with the Italian language will improve to the point where I can read and understand La divina commedia in the original language.
Thanks to Margo Hammond for an excellent feature.