Florence: Roberto Begnini Reads Dante’s Divine Comedy

Here’s just one reason I wish I was traveling to Italy this summer – the incomparable Roberto Benigni (the Italian actor who won an Oscar for Life Is Beautiful) will spend 13 evenings reading “The Divine Comedy”by Dante in Piazza Santa Croce in the heart of Florence. The great Tuscan actor will perform 13 songs, the first ten, the XXVI and the XXXIII of Hell and the last one of Paradise.

Performances are scheduled for July 25, 26, 28 and 29 and August 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19. Each performance will be limited to 5,000 spectators. Tickets range between 15 and 25 euros per performance or a susbscription for six evenings at 100 euros per person or all 13 evenings, with best seating, for 200 euros per person. You can purchase tickets in advance, here.

If you’re headed to Florence in the near future, check out Dream of Italy’s Special Report: Florence which includes reviews of four of our favorite small hotels, Florence’s best new restaurant, a great eatery to get hands on with Tuscan cooking and more!!