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Guelphs and Ghibellines. Dante Alighieri. Durante degli Alighieri (Italian: [duˈrante ˈdeʎʎi aliˈɡjɛːri]), simply called Dante (Italian: [ˈdante], UK /ˈdænti/, US /ˈdɑːnteɪ/; c. 1265–1321), was a major Italian poet of the late Middle Ages.

Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri Quotes (Author of Inferno) Battle of Campaldino. The Battle of Campaldino was a battle between the Guelphs and Ghibellines on 11 June 1289.[1] Mixed bands of pro-papal Guelf forces of Florence and allies, Pistoia, Lucca, Siena and Prato, all loosely commanded by the paid condottiero Amerigo di Narbona with his own professional following, met a Ghibelline force from Arezzo including the perhaps reluctant bishop, Guglielmino degli Ubertini, in the plain of Campaldino, which leads from Pratovecchio to Poppi, part of the Tuscan countryside along the upper Arno called the Casentino.

Battle of Campaldino

One of the combatants on the Guelph side was Dante Alighieri, twenty-four years old at the time. Background to the battle[edit] The armies[edit] Florence city break guide. Why go?

Florence city break guide

The cradle of the Renaissance, Florence is one of Europe’s great art cities. Giotto’s frescoes, Michelangelo’s David, canvases by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and a host of other greats in the Uffizi Gallery… there’s so much exquisite art and architecture, it’s difficult to know where to start. There’s so much exquisite art and architecture, it’s difficult to know where to start. But Florence is also a living city with a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene, and a lively cultural movida that goes beyond old masters to embrace opera, classical music and contemporary art. Guelphs and Ghibellines. Da Wikipedia, l'enciclopedia libera.

Guelphs and Ghibellines

Guelfi e Ghibellini erano le due fazioni opposte nella politica italiana dal XII secolo fino alla nascita delle Signorie nel XIV secolo. Le origini dei nomi risalgono alla lotta per la corona imperiale dopo la morte dell'imperatore Enrico V (1125) tra le casate bavaresi e sassoni dei Welfen (pronuncia velfen, da cui la parola guelfo) con quella sveva degli Staufer, signori del castello di Waiblingen (anticamente Wibeling, da cui la parola ghibellino). Successivamente, dato che la casata sveva acquistò la corona imperiale e, con Federico I Barbarossa, cercò di consolidare il proprio potere nel Regno d’Italia, in questo ambito politico la lotta denominò chi appoggiava l’impero (Ghibellini) e chi lo contrastava in appoggio al papato (Guelfi).

Contesto storico[modifica | modifica sorgente] L'imperatore svevo Federico Barbarossa, sostenitore dei ghibellini Ritratto di Federico II con il falco (dal De arte venandi cum avibus) Stemma della famiglia Hohenstaufen. The brighter side of Italian Ultra culture and their fight for justice in Calcio. Many people have their own views and opinions on the Ultra culture and how they fight to control Italian football, whether it is for good or for bad.

The brighter side of Italian Ultra culture and their fight for justice in Calcio

The government and the Italian football federation masquerades these diehard fans as nothing more than mindless violent hooligans, hell bent on tarnishing the name of Italian football. Ultras are certainly no angels but there is definitely more to them than meets the eye with most groups pinning their political beliefs and ideas to their clubs colours. Not only do these groups of supporters live, die and breathe for their clubs, they attempt to control their clubs destiny and perhaps rightly so in today’s modern climate where billionaire owners treat clubs as nothing more than businesses or play things. This article will take a look at what the Ultras do and the justice they fight for.

Earlier this season Fiorentina Ultras locked their players in the dressing room after witnessing their sides’ home defeat to Lecce. GEMELLAGGI: HOW ITALY'S SCARRED PAST CREATED FRIENDSHIPS. Many clubs in Italy enjoy close links with a 'twin', here we investigate the phenomenon Ultras are woven through Italian football culture, from when the first groups began to emerge in the 1950s to today, with the flare-wielding, flag-bearing maniacs still being found in the curve of nationwide football stadia on a Sunday afternoon.


The ultras consider themselves to be the most passionate of football supporters, differentiating themselves from the other fans by reserving a particular part of the ground for themselves – the stands behind the goals, or the curve, waving scarves, using flares, drums and horns and generally making themselves heard. Loudly. The infamous and most unsavoury side of the ultras history is the violence between the varying groups, mostly between the 60s and 80s. Such bonds between the ultras were founded out of shared political beliefs or experiences. Fiorentina - Juve hatred gone to another level now. Tifoseria dell'ACF Fiorentina. Da Wikipedia, l'enciclopedia libera.

Tifoseria dell'ACF Fiorentina

Tifosi della Fiorentina in Curva Fiesole. Overview of Italian clubs: Letter D, E & F. Photos and info of Italian clubs from A - Z.

Overview of Italian clubs: Letter D, E & F

We continue with our historic review of Italian clubs. This time clubs stating with D, E and F. Derthon: From Tortona, city in North Italy. In the 80' always in pro leagues, now they are playing in 5th level or lower since '91.Main Group is Lions Supporters.Friendship with Savona.Local derby against Casale, Alessandria and Voghera. Ebolitana: HISTORY OF PURPLE ULTRAS 1973 - Fiorentina. FIORENTINA: Opponents - Empoli Rangers 1976. FIORENTINA: Opponents - Empoli Rangers 1976.