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Museo Casa di Dante

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In the heart of medieval Florence, in one of the most evocative building you can discover Dante's house museum. The original building, deteriorated during centuries, was built again in the first decade of the XXth century, where the original...more
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Reviewed March 4, 2019

Do not waste your time on this ‘museum’. The ‘exhibits’ looked like grade school projects. There is a dagger which may, but likely did not, belong to Dante. The dagger was found in a field near Florence though . . . So it’s got that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

If you've read Italian literature, then you must have read Dante's Divine Comedy. The house is the last resting place of Dante, opposite the church of Beatrice, where he first saw Beatrice, fell in love but never had her. Later, she got married to someone...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this museum when we were walking around and being an ardent fan of Dante's work, I was eager to check it out. Needless to say it was a waste of time and money. There is very little to tie the museum to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

This is an intellectual, rather than a sensory experience. It is a nice old building which was redone in the 19th century and is filled with information which contextualizes the Great Poet's life and times very well. There is a fine broadsword which belonged to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Museo Casa di D, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo Casa di Dante, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Thank you for your comment. We appreciate it! Staff Museo

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

The Museo Casa di Dante has all the potential to be a great museum, but it is just disappointing... the information about Florence and Dante is placed completely randomly across the floors and rooms. There is no intention whatsoever in ‘tell a story’ besides the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Museo Casa di D, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Museo Casa di Dante, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

We regret that you did not like the museum, thanks anyway for the visit. Staff

Reviewed July 27, 2018

Not many people know this place, so it's not crowded at all even during peak season Florence. A must-see for literary and history buffs, just because it's Dante's house!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Museo Casa di D, Staff at Museo Casa di Dante, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

Thanks for your interst and cor your comment! Staff

Reviewed July 5, 2018

We hit this because my daughter loves Dante's writing and wanted to see his house. The focus is not really that much on Dante himself but on the time period in the city. It's definitely not "showy" - there are various artifacts and a lot...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Museo Casa di D, Staff at Museo Casa di Dante, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thank you for your comment! We hope to see you again! Staff

Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

This museum is nothing like what you’d expect. It’s nothing like a home, or a depiction of how Dante lived as you’d expect. Instead it seems to be a collection of random artifacts from the city. There is some history of the city itself, but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Museo Casa di D, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Museo Casa di Dante, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

we regret that you did not like the museum. this is not dante's house but it is an historical museum that has the purpose of recostructing the history of Dante and his age. Thank you anyway for your visit. Staff

Reviewed June 26, 2018

I want to come back here when my feet aren't so tired - there's a whole course on Florentine history here. You really have to take your time and go in prepared to absorb a lot of information on the world that produced Dante, and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Museo Casa di D, Staff at Museo Casa di Dante, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thank you very much for your comment. We wait for you soon! Staff

Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Don't waste your time (and money) visiting this museum. Three floors with some information on Florence's history, but nothing resembling a home (as it is expected). It's not worth it.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Museo Casa di D, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Museo Casa di Dante, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Dear elhombredelatorre, this is not the original house of Dante. It's a Museum rebuild in the same place where the original house was. The intent is remembering the life of the poet and the history of Florence of the medieval age. Thank you for your...More

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