Gennaro Sasso

The «selva» and the «dilettoso monte»

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Keywords: Dante; 'selva'; 'colle'; Hell; Purgatory.

The essay is directed to prove the connection between the beginning of "Inferno" and the beginning of the "Purgatorio". It is proposing many considerations and reflections on the identity and, on the other side, on the difference concerning the landscape which Dante saw when he went out of the 'selva' and when he went out to the Hell. The essay is also concerning the various elements of these connections, which are very important to understanding the whole sense of Dante's travel in the beyond.

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