Dante's House, Florence

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    Dantesque Furnishings

    by mrclay2000 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Dante House, Florence

    Dante reportedly was born in a small house still extant on Via Santa Margherita. One of the beauties about Florence is that, without some special indication of its being the Dante house, the building would scarcely call attention from the other structures in the lane.

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    Poetry in the street

    by mikey_e Updated Aug 21, 2007

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    Verse on the side of Dante's house
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    I didn't go into Dante's house because of scepticism about famous houses. The Mozart house in Vienna was filled with shrieking school children and contained little to nothing of interest. Dante's house is interesting to see on the outside, however, and the visitor will be awarded with a Dantesque verse about his hometown. My scepticism was duly rewarded - this is a 20th century structure built on the site of the 12th century house in which Dante lived. Yes, this is a faux monument.

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    Dante's home

    by viddra Written May 21, 2007

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    Casa di Dante

    Dante Alighieri was the member of one of the best families in Florence, but he was expelled from the city.

    He lived in different cities in Italy and died in Ravena (1321).

    He could not ever go back to his city.

    He is the author of the ‘Divina Comedia’, and he is one of the fathers of the Italian modern language.

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    Casa di Dante

    by Karahan Written Jan 7, 2007

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    It's actually unknown that if famous poet was born here or not. But he was living there as common belief. Building is coming from 13th century and using as museum dedicated to Dante nowadays. Museum includes his life and works. Lower rooms have got modern artworks and statues.

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    Under repairs

    by stfan Written Dec 10, 2004

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    Being repaired. You can see a statue of him there!

    When I was there it was being repaired. His house was located behind my house (I lived in Via Del Corso) so I walked past it couple of times and went inside the church.

    It looked pretty from outside so I recommand you to see it and let me know how it is from the inside!

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    Dante's house - La casa di Dante

    by OrlandoBR Written Nov 23, 2002

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    Dante's house

    As I learned, the place known as the house of Dante Alighieri, the great medieval florentine writer, is actually a replica of the actual house that existed in the same place, where he was born and raised. Anyway, an important must-see, with a small museum dedicated to him.

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    Casa di Dante

    by LowBrow Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Why, it's a place where Dante Alighieri lived, isn't that sufficiently unique? I'm talking 'The Divine Comedy' here, containing that rollicking raucus romp, 'Inferno', plus those other two which most people (including me) haven't bothered to read. I had no idea Dante had lived in Florence until I came upon this bust sitting on the wall outside his house. I was compelled to enter, compelled I tell you!! Ok, so maybe it's not that great, but I'm a fan. Perhaps I'll move this to 'Off the Beaten Path.'

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    Dante Alighieri's House in Florence

    by geeyook Written Jul 19, 2004

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    Casa di Dante

    The former home of poet Dante Aligheri, who wrote the famous Divine Comedy (Divina Commedia) is a small museum dedicated to Dante's works.

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    Dante the Great

    by saras_naman Written Jul 6, 2004

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    Dante's House Door

    About Dante,
    I guess everyone who ever came in touch with Literature or even Philosophy ... I think he knows about the contribution of this great soul .

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    Dante's House

    by piccolina Written May 11, 2004

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    May be in this home was born the famous poetry Dante. Inside there is also a little museum about his life and his poem.
    The address Via Santa Margherita 1.

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