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“Visit this museum first-it will help you understand Florence better”

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 22 December 2017

This is a smallish museum, the home of Dante, and (in shoulder season at least) was not particularly busy - unlike almost everything else in Florence.
The most intersting aspect of this museum is (in my mind) that it provides a very good explanation of the social and political context of Florence in the early Renaissance. I found this invaluable to better understand many other museums, buildings, paintings and so on, hence my suggestion to visit this museum before you go and see other 'attractions'. You'll end up with a much better understanding of Florence and its influence on Europeand trust me, it is all condensed enough to be enjoyable without turning into a university lecture...:) It will take around an hour or so and is close to everything else. Steep stairs, but there is a lift, which is not obvious when you enter. The displays are well presented and you don't have to be a Dante-geek to enjoy a visit.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

While it has some very interesting information and pieces of history, it is not so well organised and very difficult to navigate through.

Thank Aayush K
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Neat museum tucked away, the old house of Dante. We're not huge fans but thought it would be worth checking out - it was. Also the death mask is here too (highly debated subject) so all in all, interesting for an hour or so.

Thank Scott E
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Just a small museum, very interesting exhibits and information. Fascinating to see all these medieval gems... would have been interesting to have a tour guide of the area where we could have more interesting facts of his life and works.

It is small but worth it!!!

Thank Estela S
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

If you like Dante's divine comedy, you should definitly visit this museum. You find a history of his family, some instruments and precious stone that are mentioned in the divine comedy. also there's a room filled with artwork about the divine comedy and the artwork itself, divided to inferno, purgatory and paradise hanging on the walls.

Thank Shiri B
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