Chapter 37

Il Duomino – Means “little Duomo” in Italian. This is the nickname of Ignazio Busoni, the director of Il Duomo in reference to the fact that he is very overweight.

Carnevale of Venice – An annual festival held in Venice that ends with Lent. During this festival, many people wear masks in reference to the Black Plague.


Dante.deathmaskDante’s Death Mask – Found in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, the mask is believed to be false because of the shape of its nose. The mask was allegedly constructed based on a written description of the measurements of the poet’s skull.

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