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Casa di Dante

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Address: Via Santa Margherita 1, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055219416
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Bit of an anti climax...

I was looking forward to this but was left wanting more. A lot more. If it's pouring with rain this may be more interesting to kill time however on a hot and sticky summers day in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking forward to this but was left wanting more. A lot more. If it's pouring with rain this may be more interesting to kill time however on a hot and sticky summers day in Florence when your feet are aching after walking miles the last thing you want is MORE STAIRS!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Offers historical information, not particularly interesting or relevant to Dante himself which is what we expected from this experience

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Bogota, Colombia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I lived in Florence for many years but for some reason I never visited this museum, I was back for work and decided to go since I do love Dante! It was a disappointment, the museum has almost nothing in the collection that really refers to Dante, neither to the Divine Comedy, it is a representation of how things were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had low expectations, but since it was raining and I had a firenze card, I decided to drop in for a quick visit since I like Dantes work. It was disappointing thou, and I can't say I learned anything about him. Not worth the visit if you have to pay for entrance.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Nice outside. Most of this museum is posters on the wall vaguely related to Dante. The most interesting thing I saw was the model of the city showing the towers and bridges. Ok if you're using firenze card, otherwise dont bother.

1 Thank btifgo
Braintree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Our badia in Florence was close to, and on the same road, as this wonderful museum. With all the wonderful sights of this city it is very easy to forget this philosopher and poet Durante degli Alighieri, known as Dante. Beautiful illustrations abound within those walls, depicting his Divine Comedy. His authentically replicated bedroom with its spartial furniture. Well worth... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

It is perhaps not surprising that none of Dante ´s avtual posessiona are being kept in this house - after all he lived some 700 yeas ago and was kicked out of Florence for poltical reasons, so he wouldn´t have left anything behind there - but not even the house is Dante`s. The original was destroyed and replaced by the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Not a whole lot to see here and the only potentially interesting piece is the reconstruction of his bedroom - would liked to have had more of a feeling for what these houses looked like in the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Not sure why all these negative comments. This house was briefly occupied by Dante, and it's now a museum dedicated to this great genius of literature. Not everything is translated to English, hence te one star less, but it's still worth a visit. You will learn a lot about Dante, aswell as the political climate in this part of Italy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Florence is Dante, Dante is Florence! Would like to have learned more about Dante himself. Not a lot translated into English, luckily I had my Italian partner with me.

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