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Casa di Dante

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Address: Via Santa Margherita 1, 50122, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 219416
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Casa di Dante, a restored medieval house similar to Dante's birthplace,...

Casa di Dante, a restored medieval house similar to Dante's birthplace, also serves as a museum recording the life and times of this famous poet.

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Uninspiring museum

A rather bland and outdated museum. Most of the focus is on the historical context of his life instead of his works.

Reviewed 7 October 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on our last morning as we were staying nearby. Very interesting little museum, photographed most of the info panels and read the detail on the flight home.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is one of my favorite places. It is a relatively small museum, give the size of other museums in Florence. The exhibition is spread out over several floors of this tower. It gives a great historical overview of Dante's life and family history. It also explains the period and political situation of Italy at the time, which influenced Dante's... More 

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Yellow Springs, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Just finished my fourth trip to Florence, bought the Firenze Card (which gives you admission to almost everything in the city) and had a little time sightseeing between real attractions so my wife and I decided to visit here - despite being warned by various guidebooks that this was a total waste of time. Well, they were right. First -... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This museum dates from 1965, the septcentennial anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri, one of the greatest Italian poets and author of the celebrated ‘Divine Comedy’, which opens with the statement that the poet got ‘lost in a dense forest midway on the path of life’, dating the work to around 1300. With Virgil and Beatrice as guides, he... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This museum is on the very place the famous writer & poet Dante was born. Dante was considered the father of the Italian language. He was also a Politician. A nice museum if you are interested in history & Literature, otherwise you can skip it.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is a quaint, little museum, focused on Dante Alighieri's life and works, specifically his "Divine Comedy". It also has a wealth of exhibits and information on medieval Florence, its traditional families, battles, etc. Of particular interest are a maquette of the old City of Florence and an exhibit of a typical, medieval bedchamber. In addition, family crests and coats... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

A rather bland and outdated museum. Most of the focus is on the historical context of his life instead of his works.

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Enford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

It may not be the original house, but it is different from any of the other houses around. It exudes a certain charm among all the far taller and similar buildings that surround it. I avoided entering the museum going on the reviews here but at least I can say I was at the house!

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Leonia, New Jersey
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Not worth the 4 euro admission fee. I recall one original piece, almost attributed to Dante, a commentary written by his son. Filled with repros and stuff from the era. Even the home is entirely repro. Knock it down.

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Truly one of the most famous books ever written, the author had to start somewhere. That place was "here." Dante Alighieri (in his 30's) became embroiled in the White vs. Black Guelph conflict. His side lost, he was sentenced to a hefty fine and a 2-year banishment. He would not pay the fine. The Pope took him in. Florence called... More 

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