The Dante’s Stone

It’s said that Dante had an extraordinary memory

and there’s an anecdote about this fact. One day the Great Poet was sitting on a stone and a pedestrian asked him what was the most delicious food according to him. Dante replied “The Egg”.

Two years later, the same pedestrian found again Dante on the same stone and, to defy the memory, approached him and asked, “With what?”. Dante replied immediately, “With salt.”

Today the stone is located in an quite hidden place in Piazza delle Pallottole, on the left of the Cathedral dome.

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