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“Dante in the context of his life and times”

Museo Casa di Dante
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 Alighieri's house was and where Dante was born in 1265. The museum is divided into three floor, each one dedicated to Dante's life and to the history of Florence of the medieval age. In the first floor, the visitor can learn about the medieval architecture and economy of the city but also, about the life of the poet during his youth. In the second floor, the protagonist is the exile of Dante while In the third floor, the Divine Comedy is the "mistress" of the spaces. Since 2008 the museum has grown, hosting new important exhibition spaces. For example, the ones about the medieval goldsmith's of Florence and the art of "Medici and Speziali". In 2010, the museum acquired important original artifacts from the medieval age.
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I also just happened across this museum in my wanderings through the lanes of Florence but contrary to some other reviewers, I really enjoyed this museum. I thought it put Dante's works into the context of his times and gave me a much better understanding of his works - his poetry had never previously had any appeal to me but I came away wanting to read his work from a whole new perspective.

Thank jdoc2
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

We wandered past this Museum. From the outside it looked promising, and we were hoping to find out much more about Dante.
We didn't. The museum is a speculative collection of objects with very little or no relation to Dante, his death mask (which looked kind of fake), and a lot of text about the families in Tuscany at the time of Dante.
For a man who seems to be so revered by Italians, this is a very poor outing.

Thank Jay H
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

This small museum relates the work and life of Dante Alighieri, XIII poet. It also gives you an understanding of life in Florence during that era. Why did the Tuscans build towers, what did their homes look like, who were their enemies etc... The museum also highlights Dante's work and displays some of his manuscripts . No audio guide. Exhibits are in Italian and English.

Thank zauberin
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

We discovered the Casa Di Dante, or the Dante House Museum by accident. While exploring the lanes from the Piazza del Duomo in Florence, we chanced upon the Casa Di Dante. Our group of four was all excited, being Dante enthusiasts in our student days, revived by our reading of Dan Brown's Inferno with its recital of Dante's hell, death mask etc. Sadly the museum is all make believe, very little is original. The house is "near the house Dante lived in " and " like the one he lived in" . The artifacts displayed are also representative of Dante's time, probably not used by him or even belonging to that period. Even the manuscripts are probably copies. However the artifacts on display, and the narratives, give us some idea of the times and the rivalries among the families of the time.
The only relief is that the place is not crowded. During the hour we were there, we were the only visitors, a relief from the crowds of touristy Florence

Thank Ayub Q
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Lovely building but they stretched a small amount of material too far. A shame they did not talk more about his work. Also, the translations are terrible, peppered with long flowery sentences that make no sense and go nowhere.

Thank Ilovechoc
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