Famous Poets from Italy

List of notable or famous poets from Italy, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Italy and even some popular poets who immigrated to Italy. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Italian poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from Italy is included when available.

Famous Italian writers of poems include everything from Roberto Benigni to Pier Paolo Pasolini.

This historic poets from Italy list can help answer the questions "Who are some Italian poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from Italy?" These prominent poets of Italy may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Italian poets.

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  • Ada Negri
    Dec. at 74 (1870-1945)
    • Birthplace: Lodi, Italy
    Ada Negri (3 February 1870 – 11 January 1945) was an Italian poet and writer.
  • Adriano Banchieri
    Dec. at 65 (1568-1634)
    • Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
    Adriano Banchieri (Bologna, 3 September 1568 – Bologna, 1634) was an Italian composer, music theorist, organist and poet of the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras. He founded the Accademia dei ...more
  • Aldo Palazzeschi
    Dec. at 89 (1885-1974)
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    Aldo Palazzeschi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈaldo palatˈtseski]; 2 February 1885 – 17 August 1974) was the pen name of Aldo Giurlani, an Italian novelist, poet, journalist and essayist.
  • Alessandro Manzoni
    Dec. at 88 (1785-1873)
    • Birthplace: Milan, Italy
    Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Antonio Manzoni (UK: , US: , Italian: [alesˈsandro manˈdzoːni]; 7 March 1785 – 22 May 1873) was an Italian poet and novelist. He is famous for the novel The Betrothed ...more
  • Alfonso Gatto
    Dec. at 66 (1909-1976)
    • Birthplace: Salerno, Italy
    Alfonso Gatto was an Italian author. Along with Giuseppe Ungaretti and Eugenio Montale, he is one of the foremost Italian poets of the 20th century and a major exponent of hermetic poetry.
  • Andrea Leone Tottola (died 15 September 1831) was a prolific Italian librettist, best known for his work with Gaetano Donizetti and Gioachino Rossini. It is not known when or where he was born. He ...more