We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Casa di Dante

As featured in Museum Guide for Florence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Via Santa Margherita 1, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055219416
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Electric Bike Tour of Florence
More Info
and up
Tour Segway Florence
More Info
and up
Hidden Florence Walking Tour from Florence

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 495 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 9
  • 20
    Very good
  • 25
  • 16
  • 22
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A rather bland and outdated museum.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 2 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
Add Photo Write a Review

495 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 92: English reviews
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A rather bland and outdated museum.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

Thank Mohan95
Amesbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
376 reviews
244 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank emtrey
Leonia, New Jersey
Level Contributor
338 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank walter f
Level Contributor
1,139 reviews
837 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 578 helpful votes
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 

Thank on_the_go_98765
Falticeni, Suceava, Romania
Level Contributor
36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 .

Thank Cecilia C
Rome, Italy
Level Contributor
4 reviews
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.

Thank Crole24
Level Contributor
54 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank tinamartina z
Pebble Beach, California
Level Contributor
127 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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.

Thank PebbleBCritic
Northumberland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
124 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

This is ok if using a Firenze card, but probably wouldn't go out of my way to make a special visit. We passed through here as part of a wider (all day) Florence city tour. Some nice opportunities for pictures in the small courtyard outside.

Thank Ge0rdieGl0beTr0tter
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

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!!

Thank MarshallReynolds

Travelers who viewed Casa di Dante also viewed

Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence

Been to Casa di Dante? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Casa di Dante staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Duomo

Neighborhood Profile
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
Explore this neighborhood