Category: Dante Urbinate

Known as the “Dante Urbinate”, the finest and most richly illustrated copy of Dante’s Divine Comedy ever produced, was made especially for the library of Federico da Montefeltro. It is an expression of the splendor and magnificence of the Duke. The manuscript is a masterpiece written on very fine parchment with the most extraordinary miniature illustrations.

Journey through the Dante Urbinate: Canto I, Minos
16 April 2021   |    Dante Urbinate

Our journey alongside Dante continues at the gate to the second circle of the Inferno. Having passed through Limbo, Dante and Virgil reach the actual entry to Hell, where the naked devils that greet them…

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Journey through the Dante Urbinate: Federico da Montefeltro
13 April 2021   |    Dante Urbinate

Returning to our voyage through the pages of the Dante Urbinate, today we will meet its patron, Federico da Montefeltro, a man of highly refined taste who played a key role in the Italian Renaissance.…

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Journey through the Dante Urbinate: Canto I, Dante meets Virgil
9 April 2021   |    Dante Urbinate

After exploring the history of the manuscript of the Dante Urbinate, today we finally begin our journey into the Divine Comedy itself, and the best place to start is in the “dark wood” that opens…

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Miniatura dalla Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri, Ms. Urb. lat. 365, c. 1r, 1478-1482, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana.
Through the Dante Urbinate: the journey begins
7 April 2021   |    Dante Urbinate

Today marks the beginning of our journey of discovery through the pages of the Dante Urbinate, one of the most priceless masterpieces of the Renaissance. As we celebrate 700 years since the death of Dante,…

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