On the occasion of 700th anniversary of the death of the great Italian poet Dante Alighieri, the Italian Embassy introduces to the public “Inferno V”, a digital installation produced by the Italian creative media company “MTM Reality” and promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The invitation to the digital installation. Photo: Italian Embassy 

“Inferno V” is conceived as a unique digital journey through the second circle of the Hell, where lie those punished for their sins of passion. Souls are whirled by eternal winds, as in life they felt themselves helpless in the tempests of love.

Here Dante meets legendary men and women from different ages and places: Dido the Queen of Carthage, Helen of Troy, Achilles of Sparta, Cleopatra of Egypt, Tristan the knight of the Round Table, all forever punished for yielding to passion.

This is also where Dante tells us the immortal story of Paolo and Francesca, the two famous lovers whose overpowering passion and tragic fate inspired generations of poets and artists in the years after. “Inferno V” combines augmented reality with the timeless words of Dante Alighieri.

The great Italian poet Dante Alighieri, author of one of the most renowned works of world literature: “The Divine Comedy”. Photo: Poetry Foundation

Along the exhibition itinerary, the visitor will encounter a variety of images, videos and narrations, which provide an intense experience of Dante’s work and explain the essential place he holds within the history of literature.

Visitors in Casa Italia can access the Inferno V App directly on their mobile phones. All contents are available in Vietnamese as well as in Italian, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Headphones are recommended.

The special inauguration of the event will take place at 2pm on March 25.

Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 8.30pm. Free entrance.