Have you ever fancied writing a piece of poetry? If yes, then you would know that penning rhythmic works that have a great amount of aesthetic value to them can be so difficult. Poetry is a window of life that takes readers on to a fanciful journey, sometimes awakening the soul and on other occasions giving it some food for thought. Whatever the case may be, poems through their minimal use of words, help readers delve deeper into the meaning of life. Italy is considered to be the cultural paradise of the world. Artists and writers have prospered and propelled in Italy. Italy has had a stockpile of famous poets who, with their rhythm and rhyme, penned poetic masterpieces on different aspects of life such as ature, romance and even problem plaguing the society. Dante Alighieri’s ‘Divina Commedia’ was one of the pinnacles of Middle Ages literature. Francesco Petrarca’s magnum opus came with his collection of 366 poems called ‘Canzoniere’. Giacomo Leopardi’s ‘Canti’ and ‘Operette morali’ became one of the most famous poems of Italian literary history. Matteo Maria Boiardo is a world renowned Italian poet for his epic poem ‘Orlando innamorato’. Read on to more about Italian poets who have earned unparalleled name and an irreplaceable status in the world map, all thanks to their insurmountable contribution in poetry.
Dante AlighieriDante Alighieri
30 April 1265
Poet
OvidOvid
20 March 0043
Poet

PetrarchPetrarch
20 July 1304
Poet & Philosopher

Julius EvolaJulius Evola
19 May 1898
Philosopher

Giovanni BoccaccioGiovanni Boccaccio
16 June 1313
Writer

George SantayanaGeorge Santayana
16 December 1863
Philosopher, Essayist, Poet, & Novelist
Leon Battista AlbertiLeon Battista Alberti
18 February 1404
Architect, Linguist

JuvenalJuvenal
0055 AD
Poet

Cesare PaveseCesare Pavese
09 September 1908
Italian poet
Veronica FrancoVeronica Franco
25 March 1546
Courtesan, Poetess

Ludovico AriostoLudovico Ariosto
08 September 1474
Poet
Girolamo FracastoroGirolamo Fracastoro
1478 AD
Physician, scholar, poet

Giuseppe UngarettiGiuseppe Ungaretti
08 February 1888
Poet, Essayist

Salvatore Quasimodo Salvatore Quasimodo
20 August 1901
Author & Poet

Francesco PetrarchFrancesco Petrarch
20 July 1304
Poet, Scholar and Humanist

Pier Paolo PasoliniPier Paolo Pasolini
05 March 1922
Film director, Writer, Actor, Poet, Screenwriter,
Gabriele D'AnnunzioGabriele D'Annunzio
12 March 1863
Poet

Lanny PoffoLanny Poffo
28 December 1954
Wrestlers

Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
15 October 1923
Writer, Poet, Politician, Journalist, Reporter,

CatullusCatullus
0084 BC
Verona
Guillaume ApollinaireGuillaume Apollinaire
25 August 1880
Poet

Filippo Tommaso MarinettiFilippo Tommaso Marinetti
22 December 1876
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Composer, Science
Giacomo LeopardiGiacomo Leopardi
29 June 1798
Writer, Poet, Philosopher, Philologist

Alessandro ManzoniAlessandro Manzoni
07 March 1785
Italian poet

Marsilio FicinoMarsilio Ficino
19 October 1433
Philosopher, Writer, Cleric, Astrologer, Poet
Francesco RediFrancesco Redi
18 February 1626
Physician, Naturalist, Poet, Writer, Painter,

Baldassare CastiglioneBaldassare Castiglione
06 December 1478
Diplomat, Poet, Writer
Torquato TassoTorquato Tasso
11 March 1544
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Poet lawyer

Lorenzo Da PonteLorenzo Da Ponte
10 March 1749
Opera librettist, Poet

Gaius MaecenasGaius Maecenas
15 April 0068
Poet
Pietro AretinoPietro Aretino
19 April 1492
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Journalist

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Dino BuzzatiDino Buzzati
16 October 1906
Novelist
StatiusStatius
0045 AD
poet

Peter LombardPeter Lombard
1090 AD
Author

Eugenio MontaleEugenio Montale
12 January 1896
poet, writer, journalist, translator

Giosuè CarducciGiosuè Carducci
27 July 1835
Writer, Poet, Journalist
PolizianoPoliziano
14 July 1454
Poet
Vittorio AlfieriVittorio Alfieri
16 January 1749
Playwright, Poet, Writer, Actor, Translator, Stage

Pietro BemboPietro Bembo
20 May 1470
Writer, Poet, Librarian, Historian, Translator,

Giacinto ScelsiGiacinto Scelsi
08 January 1905
Composer, Poet

Giovanni PascoliGiovanni Pascoli
31 December 1855
Poet
Giovanni PapiniGiovanni Papini
09 January 1881
Journalist

Arrigo BoitoArrigo Boito
24 February 1842
poet

Tonino GuerraTonino Guerra
16 March 1920
Poet

Eduardo De FilippoEduardo De Filippo
24 May 1900
Film director, Actor, Poet, Screenwriter,

Livius AndronicusLivius Andronicus
0284 BC
Dramatist, poet
Guido CavalcantiGuido Cavalcanti
1255 AD
Poet

Pietro MetastasioPietro Metastasio
03 January 1698
Italian poet
Giorgio BassaniGiorgio Bassani
04 March 1916
Novelist

Aloysius BertrandAloysius Bertrand
20 April 1807
Poet

Gabriele RossettiGabriele Rossetti
28 February 1783
Poet
Francesco AlgarottiFrancesco Algarotti
11 December 1712
Polymath

Umberto SabaUmberto Saba
09 March 1883
Poet
Carlo Emilio GaddaCarlo Emilio Gadda
14 November 1893
Writer

Goffredo MameliGoffredo Mameli
05 September 1827
Poet

Giambattista MarinoGiambattista Marino
14 October 1569
Poet

Mimmo RotellaMimmo Rotella
07 October 1918
Artist

Clément MarotClément Marot
23 November 1496
French poet
Samuel David LuzzattoSamuel David Luzzatto
22 August 1800
Scholar

Gnaeus NaeviusGnaeus Naevius
0270 BC
Poet

Gian Giorgio TrissinoGian Giorgio Trissino
08 July 1478
Poet

Giuseppe PariniGiuseppe Parini
23 May 1729
Poet
Adriano BanchieriAdriano Banchieri
03 September 1568
Composer

Ugo BettiUgo Betti
04 February 1892
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Judge
Jacopo SannazzaroJacopo Sannazzaro
28 July 1456
Poet

Ludovico CigoliLudovico Cigoli
21 September 1559
Artist and poet

Jacopone Da TodiJacopone Da Todi
30 November 1230
Poet
Giambattista GiraldiGiambattista Giraldi
31 October 1504
Novelist