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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Yeah...this place is tucked away in a quiet street. It is very small...the admission is 4 euros. The most exciting item I saw was probably (a replica of) Dante's death mask. The rest was pretty meh...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have read in the guide book that there shoul be a lot of versions of the divine comedy along with other related things. The museum was full of some kind of florentine history and houses, but everything was in italian. At the top floor, there were few copies like the smallest legible one which was quite cute, but otherwise... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

the exhibition is poorly laid out, with very little on Dante's life and works. Don't fall into the trap!! The famed death mask is a replica, and it's not clear whether this was Dante's home or not. I'm dubious. I thought the gift shop might offer more a wider selection of books than the other museums and gift stands, but... More 

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Utica, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It's not his house, it's not his stuff (cheap replicas) and it's not really even his story.. more the history of Florence during his time. Pass on it.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I've read some of the reviews on here and think they are a little unfair. First of all it is 4 euros full price, which isn't a lot in Florence. It will only take half an hour to get round, but I found it interesting as mentioned other things in terms of warring houses around at the same time as... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

We saw the same expression on everyone's faces...huh? Enticingly named "casa" hiding its true tourist trap nature. Stand outside for a moment, read a guide summary and save your 4 euros for a coffee.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

When you go to a museum dedicated to a person, you expect to learn about who he was, where he was born, his work. I wanted to learn who Dante was. This Museum doesn't do that. Why then are you plopped into a place which starts going on about factions of the city of Florence, why is there a battle... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

You can spend your time around Florence much more better than there. It would be better if I avoited going in Dante's house. Hopfully, it was part of Firenze Card, so I payed nothing.

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Address: Via Santa Margherita 1, Florence, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
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Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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