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Casa di Dante

Via Santa Margherita 1, Florence, Italy
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Ranked #193 of 212 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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Tehran
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

the house is a model of the Dante house and the only original object there is Dante's death mask!but as we are the Dante lovers so the area, specially the small church nearby where Dante and Beatrice met for the first time, was so stunning to us.

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Bristol
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The building and museum is interesting, but there was not a huge amount of Dante information or History. The exhibits on Florence and the power families at the time of Dante were great reads. Would recommend to anyone who is a fan of Dante's work

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

We went to this museum thinking it would be about Dante and his life. It is not. It is actually about the history of Florence. It was interesting, but I wish we had known how little information there would be about Dante.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Only spent about 30 mins inside this museum but found it interesting. Not just about Dante but general information about Florence including the rival families the Guelphs & the Ghibellines & about the florin. It is well laid out & lots of information in English. Sadly there was not an English translation of the Divine Comedy to buy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The story of Dante is retold in this museum. While unlike other museums in florence where you find art, etc. here you get to experience the Florence of Dante's time. The story is magnificent. While this isn't the actual house Dante was on or lived in, as it was reconstructed, you can imagine what life was like during his time.... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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153 reviews 153 reviews
57 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We went on our last morning. Since we had the Venice Card, it was free. Although it was Dante's house and his possessions, there were also many other historical items from his era. Had we had more time, I would probably have appreciated it more, but there didn't seem to be as much in English as other museums, so I... More

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Vienna, Austria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Sorry .. but I expected some information about Dante and his work. The museum uses its rare space for a short historic overview about the city. But Dante and his work is rarely mentioned. All together a waste of time as the exhibitions are pretty bad prepared.

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Carmiel, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

With no disable access, and for 6 euros a person, you're in for a page of Florentian history, connected to the famous chemist, herbalist and writer- Dante. I'll save you the spoilers, but the connection of each of the greater Florentian families to the Divine Comedy actually makes the reading much clearer. Good for teenagers, might be boring for kids.

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Melbourne
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Pardon the pun, but, it is a whole new experience as compared with other exhibits and exhibitions. The sheer power of the images moves you like no other. Once you are done, you must not forget to drop into the Chapel next door, where Dante's wife is buried.

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London
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6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

unless you want to experience an 'attraction' devoid of creativity or any attempt to catch the attention of the visitor, let alone inform or educate. I wanted to do something new in Florence, this was on my list. I also thought it would be a place to learn about Dante and his life and times. I left frustrated and disappointed... More

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