Vol. 25 No. 1 (2021)

Tra Firenze e Roma: modelli danteschi

Giulio Ferroni
Sapienza Università di Roma
Published October 19, 2021
  • Dante Alighieri,
  • Divina Commedia,
  • city,
  • Florence,
  • Rome
How to Cite
Ferroni, G. (2021). Tra Firenze e Roma: modelli danteschi. Firenze Architettura, 25(1), 26-31. https://doi.org/10.36253/FiA-13161


For Dante, Florence is the root and the form of a personal identity that has become the sign of corruption and the negation of the human. In opposition to it is Rome, the center of measure and control of a pacified world, a city ordered by God. In any event, Dante’s gaze would never cease, in a series of connections involving both identification and distancing, to turn towards the city of his birth: an invitation not to forgo, in our contemporary cities, the possibility of maintaining a vital balance between past and future.