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  Statue of Dante Alighieri
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The Statue of Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321) is located approximately at the center of Piazza Dante/Piazza dei Signori in the heart of the city of Verona. It was erected in 1865 and was designed by Ugo Zannoni. Piazza Dante is surrounded by several famous buildings such as Palazzo del Comune where Dante wrote the Purgatorio, Loggia del Consiglio and the Torre dei Lamberti.

Dante Alighieri was the greatest Italian poet, a statesman as well as a language theorist. His greatest and best known work is undoubtedly "Divine Comedy" written between 1310 and 1314. It is a masterpiece of world literature. He is known as a supreme poet in Italy. He is also called the Father of Italian Language. He is regarded as one of the most important writers in European literature.

He lived part of his life in exile. He stayed in Verona briefly as a guest of Bartolomeo I della Scala, the then ruler of Verona. Don't miss the Statue of Dante Alighieri when you visit the city of Verona!

Address: Piazza Dante, Verona
Directions: Located right in the center of Piazza Dante or Piazza dei Signori in the heart of Verona.

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