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Casa di Dante

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Address: Via Santa Margherita 1, Florence, Italy
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Description: 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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Of interest really only if you've read Dante's works

I haven't read Dante so the place was not of specific interest but we were near and had a FIRENZE card so it was effectively a free visit. Any trip inside with a hint of air... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I haven't read Dante so the place was not of specific interest but we were near and had a FIRENZE card so it was effectively a free visit. Any trip inside with a hint of air conditioning was better than staying outside in 36C as the temperature was at the time. There was a lot of text to read and... More 

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Recife, PE
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

There is nothing interesting to see, they cram gigantic texts up the walls for you to waste your time reading, and guess what: the enormous readings have barely nothing to do with Dante! The only things that could be interesting were the house itself (but since it's so old, everything has been restored, nothing's original, blehh) and the dagger and... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This claims to be the house were Dante lived. There is not a lot to see and I am not sure that the trip would appeal to those who have not read Dante's works. A visit would likely be relatively short.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Small museum but interesting. Lift doesn't go to top floor and we couldn't get it up or down from the ground because the shop was closed why I don't know. Seems strange to miss the opportunity to sell to visitors.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

There really is not much to see...But anyone who loves the man and his works, can appreciate where he is and why!

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Worcestershire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Take half an hour out of your day, to visit this museum. Inexpensive entrance fee, with a mask of Dante on his deathbed (allegedly).

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I was disappointed. It's a new construction over the place where they believe Dante lived. Beatrice's tomb in the church down the street is more interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

There seems to be not a lot of great reviews on here, but I personally really loved it here. I found the history of Dante & his life & the inspiration of his works so interesting. & just across the road is dantes church. Well worth a visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Nobody can be sure if this is Dante’s house, and probably it is not. It does not matter much: many fake things are treated as real and even sacred in this world. In our time, who reads Dante anyway? This small place charges €5 entrance fee, and being small actually boosts its authenticity. I suggest that air-conditioning be installed to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The thought that I was standing in the same room that the great man occupied was quite something . However, their was little to authenticate the reality. Needs more in the way of artefacts. Still worth the 4 euros on the off chance he penned the Divine Comedy here.

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