Florence cannot be imagined and understood without a mention of Dante Alighieri. For the Florentines, he was a poet, prophet, politician, genius, almost a saint. And believe me, the whole city is literally saturated with him and his "Divine Comedy", the rebellious spirit still hovers among the ancient buildings. I will help you feel the presence of the poet in the narrow streets, tell you about the vicissitudes of his life, work, and also look at Florence through the eyes of a poet. Individual excursion for 1-10 people Duration 2.5 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 by 7 reviews € 130 per excursion Price for 1-10 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Dante Alighieri's poem "The Divine Comedy" is the most important work for Italians, an obligatory cultural minimum and, of course, the reference book of every Florentine.
In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, specially selected scholars publicly commented on each stanza of the poem, and in many churches pictorial images of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise are presented exactly as Dante describes them. I will tell you about the poet's unique influence on the life of the city, about his tragic fate as an exile and a prophet, as well as about the most romantic love story for the beautiful Beatrice.
During the walk, you will see medieval Florence, which has practically not changed since the famous poet was born and lived here for the first half of his life. Together with Dante you will walk through the places dear to him and, if you look closely at the walls of Florentine houses and churches, you can, together with the poet, “descend” into Hell, “climb” through Purgatory and “see” Paradise, learn a lot about Florence of that era and to understand how relevant his poem is today.
- the area where Dante was born and lived
- house-museum of the poet
- churches associated with his name, in particular the one where Beatrice Portinari, Dante's muse and beloved, is buried
- Baptistery of St. John, the Duomo and Giotto's Bell Tower, which are also directly related to the "Divine Comedy"
On an excursion, you will immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the "Divine Comedy", see its embodiment on the streets of medieval Florence and, of course, look at the city through the eyes of a poet.
Entrance tickets to Dante's house-museum are paid separately: adults - 4 euros, children under 12 years old - 2 euros.
Meeting point by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering the excursion.