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Casa di Dante

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Address: Via Santa Margherita 1, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055219416
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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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The way the house was restored and the graphic analysis of the Divine Comedy that the museum shows are great but apart from that I don't think it's a place with loads of... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago

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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The way the house was restored and the graphic analysis of the Divine Comedy that the museum shows are great but apart from that I don't think it's a place with loads of significance. There is nothing else to see.

Thank elixam
San Gwann, Malta
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104 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really disappointed with this supposed museum. There is almost nothing original on display. Just interpretation which you can see it in the Guide Book you buy from the good Book shop at ground level. It is a waste of money and time

Thank Pierre B
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had really high hope for this place, but it turned out to be total disappointment. There was almost no English introduction in this place. Many of the selection was not even related to Dante. Would not recommend to anyone.

Thank Wei Z
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Seriously, don't bother. Biggest waste of €4. Hardly any real information on Dante and not well curated. Spend your time elsewhere

Thank Jana P
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90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This was apparently where Dante lived in Florence. It costs 4 euros, well worth it, lots of things to read about, you can do it all in 30 minutes. I preferred this to the Uffizi! Less disappointing. The shop sells the same stuff as the Uffizi shop, but is a little cheaper.

Thank cantabria2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I was looking for this museum around and finally found after 20-30 minutes walking. Actually it was short and boring. This is beautiful house with a lot of story, but not sure it was mostly about Dante.

Thank Aina I
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

While visiting Dante's house is lovely and somewhat interesting, the experience could be enhanced by more interesting displays that are more meaningfully explained. Worth the euros but just barely.

Thank Roaringdog
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Is this a museum? Is it a historical landmark? Is it even about Dante? An hour here and I still can't figure it out. The layout is confusing and the poor translations didn't allow me or my husband to learn a thing. Also, there is very, very little about Dante or his life.Thank goodness we used our Firenze card so... More 

Thank Abby G
New Jersey
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is a beautiful house full of history, not just Dante's, but the historical context of the time. It is inexpensive, and serves as a beautiful way to spend an hour or less.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

It was not worthy my time or money. There is nothing about Dante - no artifacts. I would have been better off going to Bargello museum second time for the same 4 EUR.

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