“Dante ti amo” in Turin. Dante’s travel among texts and images

Until January 31st, Palazzo Madama will give you the opportunity to marvel at the prestigious Camera delle Guardie for visiting the interesting exhibition called “Dante ti amo” (“Dante I love you”).

The exhibition is dedicated to the original manuscripts, incunabula and ancient editions of his world-famous “The Divine Comedy” and, in addition, visitors will also find the first illustrated editions of  Dante’s masterpiece.

All the materials and documents of the exhibition belong to Livio Ambrogio’s collection, which is considered the richest private collection in Italy.

According to a chronological order, the purpose of “Dante ti amo” is to retrace the huge success and history of The Divine Comedy during the last seven centuries.

The first section is dedicated to the 5th century. Here, visitors will find rare manuscripts and original incunabula as the famous edition princeps.

In the second section, the exhibition will show the first editions, the iconographic representations and images of Dante ‘s travel published between 6th century and 9th century. As regard 6th century, visitors will have the opportunity to observe the representations made by Bembo and Manuzio and the 8th-century, coloured illustrations by Antonio Zatta.

In the section dedicated to 9th and 10th century, it will be worth noting the prestigious printing front and iconographic works of William Blake, Gustave DorË and Salvador Dalì.

The last part of the exhibition is dedicated to the representations of Dante’s minor works and to the recent ones that led The Divine Comedy to be considered as the most important work written in Italian language.

On January 23rd, at 5 pm,  with the collaboration of Società Dante Alighieri and the National Library of Turin, the exhibition will give you the opportunity to attend the conference:  ìIl canto V dellíInferno: una rilettura di Gian Luigi Beccariaî (University of Turin).

Palazzo Madama, Camere delle Guardie

Piazza Castello, Camera delle Guardie, 10122 Turin
tel. +39 011 4433501
fax  +39 011 442992

Opening time:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm
on Sundays 10 am – 7 pm

Full Price Ticket : 10 euros
Reduced Price Ticket : 8 euros (aged 6-18)
Group Price Ticket (min 10 -max 25): 8 euros

Info Tickets:
Phone  +39 0114429911
If you have Carta Musei, you will receive a reduced ticket.

On the occasion of the exhibition, you can have the great opportunity to visit Palazzo Madama, one of the most beautiful symbols in the city of Turin.

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