2021 is the year of Dante’s celebrations! It will be full of events and initiatives starting from March 25th, "Dantedì" (Dante Day), to commemorate Dante Alighieri’s 700th anniversary since his death. Most of them will take place on the web, such as Facebook live broadcasts, readings and virtual round tables.
In January 2020, the Italian Government inaugurated for the first time the National Dante Day, as an annual event, but, unfortunately, it was not celebrated due to the Covid 19 pandemic. This year, Dante inspired many cultural projects and websites dedicated to the poet including lots of initiatives to help people to understand the poet and know more about his life and poetry.
The Regione Toscana has launched the Website danteotosco700, both celebrating the Supreme Poet and enhancing his Tuscan origins. The website gathers several initiatives widespread throughout the region, on the anniversary of Dante’s death.
The Municipality of Florence is coordinating more than 30 Florentine institutions, working together to tell the story of Dante and his birthplace, through both digital and in-person events. All events are available in Italian at this page.
Tourist destinations strictly connected to the Supreme Poet (between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna) are gathered on the Website Le Vie di Dante, the only Italian project recommended by Lonely Planet as the Best in Travel 2021, in the category Sustainability.
Even the Mugello administrators have dedicated a website to the Supreme Poet, Dante in Mugello, following his footsteps in this territory and putting him in relation with the various historical figures, protagonists of political and cultural events in the Mugello region.
Scoprire e Vivere Dante is a project for all types of schools and universities, which includes itineraries and tourist routes in the provinces of Ravenna, Florence and Arezzo, especially along the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines.