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Pietro degli Onesti. A legend says that the April 8, 1100 at dawn the effigy of the Virgin Mary appeared on the shores of the Adriatic Sea with two angels holding torches. Only Pietro degli Onesti could approach the Holy image. For sure, Pietro changed and expanded an old temple dedicated to Mary and located in Porto Fuori (Santa Maria in Porto Fuori). [ #ravenna #myRavenna #dante]

Pietro degli Onesti. A legend says that the April 8, 1100 at dawn the effigy of the Virgin Mary appeared on the shores of the Adriatic Sea with two angels holding torches. Only Pietro degli Onesti could approach the Holy image. For sure, Pietro changed and expanded an old temple dedicated to Mary and located in Porto Fuori (Santa Maria in Porto Fuori). [ #ravenna #myRavenna #dante]

The Basilica of Santa Maria in Porto, built in the 16th century. Here the Lateran canons moved after leaving the Basilica of Santa Maria in Porto Fuori, considered less secure and more difficult to defend against external raiders. The old church was destroyed in 1944. In Paradise XXI, 121-123, Dante talk about that "casa di Nostra Donna in sul lito adriano" [ #ravenna #myRavenna #dante]

The Basilica of Santa Maria in Porto, built in the 16th century. Here the Lateran canons moved after leaving the Basilica of Santa Maria in Porto Fuori, considered less secure and more difficult to defend against external raiders. The old church was destroyed in 1944. In Paradise XXI, 121-123, Dante talk about that "casa di Nostra Donna in sul lito adriano" [ #ravenna #myRavenna #dante]

(A mosaic at the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna) When we think of 'mosaic art', we probably would instinctively think of a decaying Roman villa with a few remaining examples of dull-looking mosaics, mostly laid out on floors. And yet if you have the good fortune to venture out to Ravenna, which is about 1 ...continue reading →

(A mosaic at the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna) When we think of 'mosaic art', we probably would instinctively think of a decaying Roman villa with a few remaining examples of dull-looking mosaics, mostly laid out on floors. And yet if you have the good fortune to venture out to Ravenna, which is about 1 ...continue reading →

Santa Maria in Porto Fuori. Detail of the lost fresco depicting Chiara da Polenta and Francesca da Rimini. Postcard of the Fratelli Alinari, 1930 ca. [ #ravenna #myRavenna #dante]

Santa Maria in Porto Fuori. Detail of the lost fresco depicting Chiara da Polenta and Francesca da Rimini. Postcard of the Fratelli Alinari, 1930 ca. [ #ravenna #myRavenna #dante]

The exterior of the Holy House of Mary, Mother of God, as seen from within the Basilica in Loreto, Italy

The exterior of the Holy House of Mary, Mother of God, as seen from within the Basilica in Loreto, Italy

The Florentines soon claimed the body of the poet but when they obtained the sarcophagus and they opened it, they found it empty. the Franciscans had stolen the bones through a hole in the wall, and another practiced on the ark adhering to the wall. [ #ravenna #myRavenna #dante]

The Florentines soon claimed the body of the poet but when they obtained the sarcophagus and they opened it, they found it empty. the Franciscans had stolen the bones through a hole in the wall, and another practiced on the ark adhering to the wall. [ #ravenna #myRavenna #dante]

Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra, via Barbiani, Ravenna (RA)

Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra, via Barbiani, Ravenna (RA)

Aligi Sassu, Lucifero, mosaicista Saletti. In TAMO there is a section dedicated to "Mosaics between Heaven and Hell", to celebrate the VII centenary of the birth of Dante. [ #ravenna #myRavenna #dante]

Aligi Sassu, Lucifero, mosaicista Saletti. In TAMO there is a section dedicated to "Mosaics between Heaven and Hell", to celebrate the VII centenary of the birth of Dante. [ #ravenna #myRavenna #dante]

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