Museo Casa di Dante
Museo Casa di Dante
2.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Museum of Dante's House is waiting for you with a band new set-up! In the heart of medieval Florence, in one of the most fascinating buildings in the city, you'll have the chance to discover and rediscover one of the most important figures in Italian and international history and culture thanks to state-of-the-art technologies: touch screens, interactive tables, Virtual Reality and video mapping. An interactive, immersive, multisensory journey through the life and works of the Father of the Italian language, presented here in all his complexity: the man who loved his city, the warrior who defended it, the politician who was exiled from it and the Supreme Poet who sang of it until his death in the eternal tercets of his Divine Comedy.
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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.
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eja117
New England704 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
My teen read Dante so it wasn't hard to get him to go here. I actually day tripped from Rome and went to the top of the Duomo, the Uffizi, the Academia, the bridge, a sit down restaurant, and did this as well all in one day and even took an early train back. Not perfect, but we did it. Not everything has to be a 5 star experience. This place was small and affordable and not too hard to find with Google maps.
Written 19 May 2024
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Julia Bolton H
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
There have been three versions of the Museum, one with books of Dante in almost all the languages of the world but which was neglected and cobwebby when I saw it years ago, the books all later burnt in the Vallechi warehouse fire, the next designed by an architect with a real love and knowledge of Dante, using the illustrations from Villani's History of Florence, showing how Dante's manuscripts were created and illuminated, also displaying the pharmaceutical drugs he would have known and used as member of the Guild of Doctors and Spice Merchants, and fragments of medieval pottery on display, the view of his bedroom study with a better door than the new one, the top room, now an office, with the projection of the complete Commedia, and this last version of the Museum with pallid modern watercolour illustrations on plastic, not the vivid medieval authentic ones, with books displayed behind plastic and not to be studied, the Libro del Chiodo, which mentions Dante three times, has only one of these folios displayed in duplicate, whereas previously all three different folios were shown, the previous display concerning Brunetto showed documents in his hand and miniatures of him by his student, actual portraits of him in the red and ermine of a Master, while the present image of Brunetto has no resemblance to him or his dress, the previous model of Florence in relief with all its towers is now replaced by a flat map on plastic, and the meeting room has ugly modern plastic red chairs, totally alien to Dante's world. Giovanna Fossi Todorov knew how to restore the nearby Palazzo Davanzati authentically, using the materials of Dante's epoch so that one travels back in time. No plastic! The two projection rooms are part of the original Dante house on via Dante Alighieri, the room below of the real Dante house now part of an art gallery, the actual door Dante would have used still there, but its staircase now blocked in, while the rest is a modern fake. Thus better would have been to put Dante's study and bed in the first projection room, now of the 1289 Battle of Campaldino, for this is where Dante wrote his Vita nova about Beatrice Portinari, daughter of the founder of Santa Maria Nuova Hospital. The website, too, is minimalized and repetitious, like this museum, and could instead have mapped the Florence of Dante and given the entire Commedia in hypertext with oral readings, miniatures, Botticelli and Blake drawings and the music Dante mentions, performed from the manuscripts of the epoch by the Ensemble San Felice now on Youtube. One so wishes the Comune would take advantage of this part of the city and put together a museum of excellence for Dante, relating his house to the courtyard and Donati tower behind it where Dante and his family played as children, now the Il Pennello restaurant, the Torre del Castagna, where he was Prior, the Badia, where he saw Beatrice, the Bargello, where he is portrayed by Giotto and where the Libro del Chiodo condemning him to exile was kept, the Portinari palace, Orsanmichele and Santa Maria Nuova.
Written 19 October 2023
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC1,179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
If you're familiar with Dante, then this is a great stop to make. Even if you're not familiar, it's a simple museum that offers a respite from most of the nearby crowds and sites. There are stairs though, so be aware. You're given access to the tower where Dante lived for a time and can ascend to the top and view the multiple exhibits and interactive displays. There are some great displays with explanations of Dante's life and what took place during his time. Thoroughly enjoyable museum.
Written 11 September 2023
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Vacation01252566625
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Good for an introduction to Dante life and work. Museum also gives you a good sense of Florence at the time he lived there. Exhibits are fun and interactive and are all in both English and Italian. You need about an hour to look around the museum.
Written 4 September 2023
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Sam B
Laie, HI51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
My husband and I loved this! We had some extra time before an afternoon tour and we were able to take our time getting ready in the morning and visit this museum. No lines, quiet, and great way to kill some extra time.
Written 26 July 2023
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Bethsabe A
Saint Paul, MN29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This is a great small but very modern museum. If you admire Dante and if you had read his famous La Divina Comedia, then you have to go. It is really inexpensive, compare with the very other expensive museums in Italy. It is place in Dante's house, although is not like other writer museums in which you found a lot of old furniture. Here technology has give a hand to imagine what the time erased. The museum is all interactive. Don't miss it.
Written 7 July 2023
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Moonspring
New York52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I have read Dante and sometimes teach the Inferno. I was very interested in visiting this museum. I learned more about the chaotic times in which he lived and worked. Like Shakespeare, Dante left few artifacts behind except his words and characters, which continue to resonate across the centuries. I left with a much fuller understanding of his life and the historic context of his most famous works.
Written 28 May 2023
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Kenneth E
Erwin, TN609 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
My family stopped by to see the house because we had time, and it was included with the Firenze card. It was interactive but not much to see. I'm not sure what the cost is, but you'd have to be a huge Dante fan to pay to go in. Really only see a bedroom and some stuff about his life.
Written 11 May 2023
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SCS1624
Chicago, IL66 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Dante’s family was alleged to have lived somewhat in this group of buildings. That is the only point of reference or connection to the poet. This “museum” is, sad to say, a non-event. Save your time and eight euros and walk on by.
Written 11 May 2023
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Ramikat
Illinois368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This museum is very well done. We learned that Dante was not only a poet. With all the tours groups that are outside this building taking pictures, we were delighted that the museum was not crowded.
Written 18 March 2023
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