Arriving in Florence…

“When I finally made it to Italy for the first time, as a college student in 1987, it was Florence and not [my parents’] Calabria that beckoned.” –MY TWO ITALIES, p.11

Now available in paperback…

Joe Florence Age 20

In Dante’s Dark Wood

“In the middle of our life’s journey / I found myself in a dark wood” – the magnificent opening lines of Dante’s “Divine Comedy”

– Gustave Doré’s illustration of Inferno 1 (Wikimedia Commons)783px-Gustave_Doré_-_Dante_Alighieri_-_Inferno_-_Plate_1_(I_found_myself_within_a_forest_dark...)