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: Dante vivo || White Silence
 
 

LA CASA DEI TESSUTI

ROMANO ROMOLI
 

And so I asked him for a display for Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 200th Birthday. He and I worked together this evening, then I walked out to see the Duomo and Giotto's Campanile looming above me, and just then the great Duomo bell sounded,  as she described it in Aurora Leigh VIII.45, 'ten fathoms down', echoing and deepening Shakespeare's 'Full fathom five, Thy father lies'.

The loom is from Siena, from the 1500s, and used for weaving silk and gold. In the glass case beside it, if you look carefully enough, you will see a copy of my book, Twice-Told Tales: Brunetto Latino and Dante Alighieri. Romano Romoli's family have had this shop for decades on Via dei Pecori, just down from the Duomo, Giotto's Campanile and the Baptistery, opposite from the Piazza della Repubblica. Dottor Romoli is a poet and a scholar, deeply interested in ancient languages, especially in the Etruscans. He will love to have you visit - and buy his material. This is where you must come to hear the true Florentine spoken, where the cs before a, o and u are hard hs. Then you can become Florentine.
 

FLORIN WEBSITE JULIA BOLTON HOLLOWAYAUREO ANELLO ASSOCIAZIONE, 1997-2017: MEDIEVAL: BRUNETTO LATINO, DANTE ALIGHIERI, SWEET NEW STYLE: BRUNETTO LATINO, DANTE ALIGHIERI, & GEOFFREY CHAUCER || VICTORIAN: WHITE SILENCE: FLORENCE'S 'ENGLISH' CEMETERY || ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING || WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR || FRANCES TROLLOPE || ABOLITION OF SLAVERY || FLORENCE IN SEPIA  || CITY AND BOOK CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII || MEDIATHECA 'FIORETTA MAZZEI' || EDITRICE AUREO ANELLO CATALOGUE || UMILTA WEBSITE || RINGOFGOLD WEBSITE || LINGUE/LANGUAGES: ITALIANO, ENGLISH || VITA
New
: Dante vivo || White Silence