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Casa di Dante

Via Santa Margherita 1, Florence, Italy
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Ranked #203 of 220 attractions in Florence
Type: History Museums
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.
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Melbourne, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

This museum/house is pretty interesting. My husband is reading "Inferno" so was keen to go. It was pretty cool to see the house, and it was well set up. However most of it is not really about Dante- more about the history of Florence at the time (the main families, how people lived etc.) Seeing the death mask was cool... More

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Imus, Philippines
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39 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Thank you Classical Literature for introducing me to Mr. Dante Alighieri and I was able to visit his hometown at the same time his house back when he was still living. It is really a very overwhelming experience to be able to roam around Casa di Dante where I was able to know more of him. History, works, personal life,... More

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San Diego, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was an interesting visit full of history on the Medici period and the life of Dante. A detailed account of his life and period relics were amazing. Recommend for history buffs and Dante fans.

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Cork
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There wasn't really much here if you are a Dante fan. Dantes death mask is actually in the Palazzo Vechio. His church is just across the street and I believe it cannot be proven that it is his house but it is only ok.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Before the Florence of the Medicis, Boticelli and Michelangelo was a medieval city of narrow streets, high towers, and bitter civil strife. That was Dante's Florence, and there aren't many traces of it left. The Casa di Dante shows you much more of it than you get to see elsewhere, and for that reason it was worth visiting to me.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We took a stroll on our way through this route to the house of Dante. It is certainly an old house, externally the structure at the side is impressive and internally. A large structure with very interesting information regarding his soldier days, his lineage and a clever large poster- all of Dante's work on a page. However, there are no... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

There is no evidence that Dante Alighieri actually lived in this house, but is a nice museum for those who like him and for those who want to learn some things about him and his Divine Comedy. There are many artefacts, including a death mask that is supposed to be the original one, a dagger and many contemporary objects. The... More

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

In my opinion the place is worth going there only if you really admire Dante and already know a lot about him. Otherwise, the casa may disapoint you.There are not many things which actually belonged to Dante. As far as I understood, you can see there: his ring, some documents and only one room which is closed for visitors.The house... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Just to be in Dante's house was a bit of a thrill for me. I've never read his "Divine Comedy" but appreciate how important Dante is to Italian history and literature, and to the Italian language. The displays consisted of some Dante memorabilia, some references to the Divine Comedy itself, and some period and historical pieces. The historical explanations were... More

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Layton, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

If you have the Firenze card and are in the area, it's worth a quick trip through Casa di Dante. Paying the entrance fee if you don't have the card would definitely be a waste of money. There's really not much to the place. I guess it only appeals to hardcore Dante fans, which I am not. Spend your time... More

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