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Casa di Dante

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Address: Via Santa Margherita 1, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 219416
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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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Uninspiring museum

A rather bland and outdated museum. Most of the focus is on the historical context of his life instead of his works.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 7, 2016
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is on the very place the famous writer & poet Dante was born. Dante was considered the father of the Italian language. He was also a Politician. A nice museum if you are interested in history & Literature, otherwise you can skip it.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quaint, little museum, focused on Dante Alighieri's life and works, specifically his "Divine Comedy". It also has a wealth of exhibits and information on medieval Florence, its traditional families, battles, etc. Of particular interest are a maquette of the old City of Florence and an exhibit of a typical, medieval bedchamber. In addition, family crests and coats... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

A rather bland and outdated museum. Most of the focus is on the historical context of his life instead of his works.

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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

It may not be the original house, but it is different from any of the other houses around. It exudes a certain charm among all the far taller and similar buildings that surround it. I avoided entering the museum going on the reviews here but at least I can say I was at the house!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Not worth the 4 euro admission fee. I recall one original piece, almost attributed to Dante, a commentary written by his son. Filled with repros and stuff from the era. Even the home is entirely repro. Knock it down.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Truly one of the most famous books ever written, the author had to start somewhere. That place was "here." Dante Alighieri (in his 30's) became embroiled in the White vs. Black Guelph conflict. His side lost, he was sentenced to a hefty fine and a 2-year banishment. He would not pay the fine. The Pope took him in. Florence called... More 

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Falticeni, Suceava, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

In a rainy day,you can reconstruct Dante's Florence,and fell the perfume of those great times .Real history .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

I am a fan of Dante alligieri and his works. The museum is great and offers visitors lots of history not only of Dante but also of the medieval.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

I saw just the outside and it was cute, little indrawn but nice. Our guide has shown us the place where Dante met Beatrice and it is a really nice detail but as I saw from the others maybe just the outside is enough.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Three small floors that did not highlight or elaborate on Dante's masterpiece. It seemed to be all about Dante's genealogical pedigree. Not what I expected.

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