Italy opens Museum of Italian Language in Florence


Florence to unveil first two rooms of Museo Nazionale dell’Italiano.

Italy will launch a brand new Museum of the Italian Language, on the S. Maria Novella complicated in Florence, on 6 July.

Italian tradition minister Dario Franceschini and Florence mayor Dario Nardella will inaugurate the primary two rooms of the brand new museum whose official identify is Museo Nazionale dell’Italiano, or MUNDI for brief.

The brand new museum will define the historical past and evolution of the Italian language and rejoice Italy’s nice writers, from Dante to Boccaccio, Petrarch to Machiavelli.

  •  Italy celebrates Yr of Dante

Overlooking By way of della Scala, the museum is housed in a former monastery in a wing of the S. Maria Novella complicated which performed a decisive function in Dante Alighieri’s research and in his masterpiece The Divine Comedy.

Works started on the brand new museum final 12 months, on the 700th anniversary of Dante’s dying, nonetheless the challenge was stalled as a result of covid pandemic.

The challenge has acquired funding of €4.5 million from the tradition ministry beneath Italy’s Grandi Progetti scheme, and is promoted by the Accademia della Crusca, the Accademia dei Lincei, the Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani, the Associazione per la Storia della Lingua Italiana (ASLI) and the Dante Alighieri Society.

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