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Casa di Dante

Address: Via Santa Margherita 1, Florence, Italy
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Ranked #300 of 407 things to do in Florence
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: Casa di Dante, a restored medieval house similar to Dante's birthplace, also serves as a museum...
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Type: History museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It's 4 Euros for a walk round Dante's house which is relatively interesting. I was blown away that at the time we visited we saw Dantès death mask on display which made the trip worth it. But as I understand it, this is not usually there. The rest of the items in the house are quite interesting and it is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Quite possibly the worst museum I have ever been to. Even if you are a fan of Dante (and I am) this is an utter waste of time and money. The artifacts are very sparse and the authenticity of some are questionable. For instance they have a dagger on display labeled 'Dante's Dagger', but when you read the accompanying text... More 

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Austin, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Not worth the wait. It's a pleasant 20-30 minute resting spot to get out of the weather. The passages on the walls describing what you are looking at are valuable because there is not much you would recognize. OK, I'll say it....it's boring.

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Charlotte
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I went through Dante's house quickly because I was mostly interested in seeing his death mask since reading Inferno by Dan Brown. I passed Beatrice's church on the way. Easy to miss but worth the stop.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Nice museum on three floors, lot of documents, photoes, old books of Dante, history of his life and lots of other interesting stuffs here to see! With a competent guide as we had it's worth a visit!

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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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