Museo Casa di Dante, the house of the father of the Italian language

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Museo Casa di Dante, the house of the father of the Italian language

In the spring of 1265, a famous writer, poet and politician was born in Florence. He wrote one of the greatest masterpieces of literature: The Divine Comedy.

A few steps from Piazza dei Donati, Dante Alighieri's house evokes a medieval Florence then tormented by the military and cultural conflict between the Guelphs and Ghibellines. Run down over time, the original building was rebuilt in 1911 by architect Giuseppe Castellucci, then transformed into a museum dedicated to the life and work of Dante. On the occasion of the seventh centenary of his birth, the Santa Via Margherita complex was donated to the Unione Fiorentina by the city of Florence.

On the first floor of the house, the city of the red lily reveals its history and Dante in his youth. On the upper floor, the painful period of exile of the poet is illustrated and documented, while the last floor invites visitors to discover reproductions of famous works by Giotto, Signorelli and Michelangelo, which highlight the iconography and reputation of Dante through the centuries.

Museo Casa di Dante
Via Santa Margherita, 1
50122 Firenze

+39 055 219 416

www.museocasadidante.it/en