Members of the Florentine family of the Donati feature prominently in Dante's Divine Comedy . Their presence is explored by Piero Boitani, as a 'comedy' within the Comedy, in close readings of the three major episodes in which they appear, one for each of Inferno , Purgatorio , and Paradiso .
I. Dismay: The ThievesII. Recognition and Poetry: ForeseIII. Peace and the Mind in Love: Piccarda