Danteum (digital reconstruction)
The Danteum is an unbuilt monument to Dante Alighieri designed by the modernist architects Giuseppe Terragni and Pietro Lingeri at the behest of Benito Mussolini’s Fascist government. The structure was meant to be built in Rome on the Via dell’Impero. The intention was to celebrate the famous Italian poet Dante Alighieri, whose Divine Comedy glorifies Imperial Rome and extols the virtues of a strong secular government. Though it was not constructed, the design was presented at the 1942 Exhibition in Rome.