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“Dante was never there”
Review of Casa di Dante

Casa di Dante
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Ranked #248 of 446 things to do in Florence
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Owner description: 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.
Florence, Italy
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“Dante was never there”
Reviewed 18 January 2012

The historic house of Dante was in the neighborhood, but in the eighteen century it was decided to buy that area, who happened to be for sale, raze all the later building, and rebuild almost entirely some middle-age-looking building as a tribute to the great man. they run some second rate art gallery in the premises, and in the tower on the right, which is not a fake, there is a small and mildly interesting museum. Pretty enough, but not worth a detour; just walk on and spend more time in Badia Fiorentina; now that's a real relic of the past!

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“Historically interesting”
Reviewed 10 November 2010

This was better than I expected, it had alot of historical interest giving good detail on the city before the Medicis

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“Definitely hell - not purgatory or paradise”
Reviewed 18 July 2010

We went to Dante's House whilst we were in Florence as we thought this might be a nice, quaint complement to the big art museums in the city. Unfortunately, this was a real disappointment.

There are only a few rooms to look around, the rooms, the artworks, the labelling - it was all very amateur. It was a great chance for me to learn more about Dante's Inferno and Dante's life in general; however, this museum was unable to significantly add to my limited knowledge on the subject.

Don't waste your time and money on this - go instead to the other fabulous (yet tiring!) museums and everything else Florence has to offer.

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