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Municipality of Ravenna

La Luce delle Parole

Via Gordini and others places
27 November 2020 - December 31, 2021
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La Luce delle Parole (Ravenna)

Fifteen lines from the Divine Comedy, six streets of the city centre and all around is Christmas.

From 27 November to 6 January, the streets of Ravenna dress up with LA LUCE DELLE PAROLE, a project of light installations that recall some of the Supreme Poet’s most emblematic words, many of which celebrate the city.

On Dante celebrations, this project outlines a bright path through the porticoes and buildings of the city: it is a real homage to the Father of Italian language and — at the same time — it wants to be a message of hope, wishing that soon we will “see-once more-the stars”  (Inferno XXXIV, 139).

Via Gordini, via Diaz, via Corrado Ricci, via Mazzini, via IV Novembre and via Cavour: these streets of the city centre turn into literature under the open sky.

If you want to immerse yourself in this poetic atmosphere, you can listen to the original canto from which the shiny hendecasyllables are taken: you just need to scan the QR code you see under the installation to listen to the work directly on you smartphone or tablet.


Purgatorio XXXIII, 145
“puro e disposto a salire a le stelle”
Listen to the PODCAST

Inferno I, 1
“Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita”
Listen to the PODCAST

Paradiso XXXIII, 1
“Vergine Madre, figlia del tuo figlio”
Listen to the PODCAST


Purgatorio II, 112
“amor che nella mente mi ragiona”
Listen to the PODCAST

Inferno XXVI, 119
“fatti non foste a viver come bruti”
Listen to the PODCAST

Paradiso I, 1
“la gloria di colui che tutto move”
Listen to the PODCAST


Paradiso XXXIII, 145
“l’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle”
Listen to the PODCAST

Inferno V, 103
“amor ch’a nullo amato amar perdona”
Listen to the PODCAST

Paradiso XI, 77
“amore e maraviglia e dolce sguardo”
Listen to the PODCAST


Inferno XXXIV, 139
“e quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle”
Listen to the PODCAST

Purgatorio XXVIII, 2
“la divina foresta spessa e viva”
Listen to the PODCAST

Purgatorio XXVIII, 20
“per la pineta in su ‘l lito di Chiassi”
Listen to the PODCAST


Inferno XXVII,40
“Ravenna sta come stata è molt’anni”
Listen to the PODCAST

Purgatorio II, 112
“libertà va cercando, ch’è sì cara”
Listen to the PODCAST

Purgatorio I,1
“per correr miglior acque alza le vele”
Listen to the PODCAST


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Further information


  • Via Gordini
    Via Gordini - Ravenna
  • Via Diaz
    Via Diaz - Ravenna
  • Via Ricci
    Via Corrado Ricci - Ravenna
  • and others places


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Last edit:31 May 2021