Webcam on Dante’s bridge, Florence


Here is a webcam aimed at the Ponte Santa Trinita, the Holy Trinity Bridge, which spans the river Arno in Florence. So what? Well, that bridge is the place where, “in the year 1284, the eighteen-year-old Dante Alighieri is traditionally said to have been standing when he caught sight of Beatrice and her two friends.” I’m quoting James Burge in Dante & Beatrice. This is a popular book about Dante’s love-from-afar for Beatrice–the young girl who would become his lifelong muse and the principal inspiration for his epic poem, the Comedia.

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