La Vita Nuova

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Dante meets Beatrice at Ponte Santa Trinita

La Vita Nuova or Vita Nova (in English: The New Life) is a book written by Dante Alighieri in 1295. It is an expression of the medieval courtly love and it is written in a prosimetrum style, a combination of both prose and verse. It tells the story of his love for Beatrice Portinari, who also served as the ultimate symbol of salvation in The Divine Comedy.