Dante in Florence

Explore Dante Aligheri's connections to Florence and how the city inspired his Divine Comedy
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3 hours
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  • Dante Tour in Florence explores Dante's life and work within the historical, social, cultural, and political context of Florence
  • Led by an Italian literature scholar
  • Baptistry of St. John, Dante's House Museum, and Palazzo dell'Arte della Lana
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Kristin was great and just what I was looking for. The other tours seemed to focus on Dan Brown, and I wanted a true Dante scholar, a tour that wasn't distorted by 20th century pop fiction. She was knowledgable, funny, and very informative and challenged many ideas in the criticism and in my head. I learned so much that I feel I have to come back to Florence and spend more time in the areas she pointed out. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants a serious study in the world of Dante. It was expensive but totally worth it. Money well spent for a bucket list opportunity.
Our guide started the trip by saying there isn’t much of Dante in Florence. He didn’t seem an expert on Dante, or enthusiastic on the topic, and so I feel it was not worth the large amount paid for a private tour. I feel I could have learned the same amount from a lower cost tour group leader. We had to even correct him on something he pointed out. Your competitors train their tour guides pretty well. We were looking for an expert on Dante, where did he live (which we got from guide), what was life like, how did the city treat him during his life, what happened to his family when he was condemned and after? Where are the statues of him around the city? Why is it there? Why are there quotes around the town on side of buildings. Guide didn’t tell us there is a Dante society right next to grain market/church. Would be great if told us was a way to participate with this society. He didn’t tell us about Santa Croce church. I was underwhelmed by the whole experience, by the private tour. The guide didn’t prepare well. He is clearly knowledgeable and a PhD. Maybe he could have emailed and asked more questions about our interests and questions we might have. After all it is a private tour.
What an amazing scholar and completely charming human being! We would walk with Martino, or Patty, anytime!