Museo Casa di Dante Alighieri

Historic Building and Museum in Florence

Firenze, Casa Di Dante
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In the heart of medieval Florence, the Alighieri houses stood between the Church of San Martino and Piazza dei Donati in the 1300s, and traces of their existence can still be found in some historical documents of that era.

In the early twentieth century, after thorough research and studies, the City of Florence constructed a house on the alleged birthplace of Dante, according to tradition. This place is now known as the Dante House Museum, where visitors can explore the life of the Supreme Poet exhibited across three floors.

The first floor contains documentation about Florence during Dante’s time, along with details about his childhood, baptism at “my beautiful San Giovanni” (the Baptistery of Santa Maria del Fiore), his public life, appointment as city prior, and involvement in political and military conflicts. Notably, there are interesting reproductions of the Battle of Campaldino model and various armory items to observe.

The second floor focuses on the poet’s painful exile from Florence, which began in 1301 when the sentence was handed down. It follows his many pilgrimages to Forlì, Verona, and Bologna, and his final years spent in Ravenna until his death in 1321, while residing with Guido da Polenta.

On the third floor, visitors will find a description of Dante’s iconography and his lasting impact throughout the centuries. This section showcases outstanding reproductions of famous artworks created from the 1300s to the present day by esteemed artists such as Giotto, Beato Angelico, Andrea del Castagno, Ghirlandaio, Luca Signorelli, Raphael, and Michelangelo.


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Visiting Museo Casa di Dante Alighieri

Hours:

November – March: Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m; Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;Closed on Mondays

April – October: Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m


Price:

€ 8,00

Address: Museo Casa di Dante, Museo Casa di Dante, Via Santa Margherita, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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