Dante Alighieri's relationship with the city of Verona dates back to the very early 14th Century when he spent around 7 years there in all, whilst in exile. In Piazza dei Signori (known as 'Verona's Drawing Room' or 'Lord's Square'), an imposing statue of the esteemed Italian poet has taken centre stage since 1865. Surrounded by buildings and monuments of great historical and architectural importance, he appears pensive, deep in thought, perhaps planning his next literary work. The square is one of the most beautiful in Verona's historical centre and was Dante's home for a time when he stayed at the Canagrande's Palace. The monument is a very popular meeting place and Dante is rarely alone, day or night, as tourists and locals alike continually flock to his feet, taking time out to enjoy the ambience of this very charismatic place.
June 2nd, 2015
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