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Museo Nazionale dell’Italiano

New National Museum of the Italian language

Image from page 190 of "The desk book of facts for physicians and pharmacistis" (1909)

If there were to be such a museum in Italy, it would have to be in Florence, where Dante almost single handedly made the medieval Florentine dialect into the national language of Italy (in writing the Divine Comedy, he had been tempted by Occitan, the language of the troubadours, before making his fateful decision).

Due to open in 2023, it promises rare editions, audio vistutal and exhibits on the development of Italian from Latin. Check the website on the museum’s current status,

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Piazza della Stazione 6



Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by Internet Archive Book Images