Dante Alighieri is considered one of the greatest poets of all times. He was born in Florence and spent most of his life there until he was exiled. Many of the structures in the city were built according to his greatest epic poem Divina Commedia. This tour will take you on a trip through Dante's life and work in Florence.
Explore the Piazzetta del Limbo, famous ancient square in Florence. It is located in the historic center of the city, not far from the church of Santi Apostoli. The piazza is described in details in Dante's well-known poem. Next is old church di San Pier Scheraggio. It was used for city's Council meetings before the other palaces were built. Dante attended many of these meetings during his life as a politician. Today the church is part of the Uffizi Gallery.
We then proceed to Casa di Dante or the House/Museum of Dante. Set in the heart of medieval Florence, set between the Church of Saint Martino and Piazza dei Donati, this building, though erected in the twentieth century, is believed to be seated on the birth place of one of the most cherished poets in Italian history- Dante Alighieri. Admission to the casa is included in this tour. Along the way, we will visit the Santa Margherita de' Cerchi. It is said have been the location of Dante's marriage to Gemma Donati in 1285 and also the resting place of Dante's love Beatrice Portinari
We continue on to the Sasso di Dante. This was the stone from where Dante would watch the cathedral of Florence while it was being built. It was located in the Piazza del Duomo, just outside the cathedral. Today, a stone mentioning the poets name is installed in that place. Following the Sasso di Dante, we explore the Cattedrale di Santa Maria. Overlooking the city of Florence, this domed Basilica is famously the largest brick dome in the world. The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, which roughly translates to the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower, is dedicated to Madonna or The Virgin Mary.
Next is Santa Maria Maggiore di Firenze, which is a church that was originally constructed in the 11th century and underwent extensive renovations to the facade and sides in the 13th century. The original church existed as early as the 8th century, and is first documented in 931. The tour concludes with the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Built by the Dominican order in the 13th century, the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella was constructed on the site Santa Maria delle Vigne oratory. .The Cappella Strozzi is one of the most beautiful parts of the church. It was decorated according to Dante's poem Divina Commedia. A portrait of the poet is housed in the chapel.
Walk In Dante's Footsteps!
The Life of
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Historic Walking Tour
Overview of Dante Alighieri
The Life of Dante tour is a walking tour of approx. 1 mile. Please consider this if you have health issue that make walking longer distances problematic.
Please note gratuity is not included in the tour price. Our guides appreciate gratuities or TIPS where earned.