The National Museum of Italian (MUNDI) will open in Florence in 2023. It will be a very modern museum that illustrates the long path of the Italian language with historical documents and multimedia stations.
But already now from the 6th of July until the 6th of October you have the chance to see the first two rooms of the MUNDI. The exhibition is free and you already get a preview of the museum. In the first room, you can see the timeline with all the main events and documents which testify to the development of the Italian language. Here are some examples of the multiplicity of historical documents that can be observed:
- Il Placito di Capua is the most important document because it is the first official testimony of vulgar Latin.
- Il fiorino d’oro.
- "Le prose della volgar lingua" by Pietro Bembo is a central work that establishes Florentine as a model of the literary language.
- "I promessi sposi" by Alessandro Manzoni played a key role in the development of Italian and adopted the spoken Florentine of the nineteenth century.
- La scienza in cucina e l’arte di mangiar bene by Pellegrino Artusi laid the foundations of gastronomic language and the used language was fundamental to the literary tradition.
And many more!
Do you know when Italian officially became the language of the Republic? If you want to know and learn more about the evolution of Italian, now you have the opportunity! The museum is located in Piazza della Stazione 6 and is open from Wednesday to Sunday always from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (the last entrance at 4:30 p.m.).
For more information follow this link: https://cultura.comune.fi.it/mundi
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