Rebuilt at the beginning of the 20th century on the site of the Alighieri home, the house contains exhibits illustrating life in Florence at the time of the great poet Dante Alighieri (1265–1321), one of the founders of the Italian language: the Divine Comedy describes an imaginary journey in the after-world through the kingdoms of Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise.
Since June 2020, the museum opened with a brand new technological and multimedia arrangement to offer visitors a more interactive and involving experience of Dante’s House. People will meet Dante, the man, the soldier, the politician, the poet and his beloved Florence. A multisensory experience guided by advanced technologies such as immersive rooms, video mapping and virtual reality. The higher point of the visit is at room 7, where an immersive show will allow the visitors to walk at Dante’s side during his after-world journey.
The museum offers workshops and guided tours for school groups and families with children that allow deepening our knowledge of Dante as a writer, but also as a political figure and a medieval man.
Museo Casa di Dante
Via Santa Margherita, 1, 50122 Firenze FI, Italia
The entrance has a slightly raised threshold. The floors are accessible – except for the loggia - thanks to a compatible elevator going through the bookshop.