Dante's Florence

Explore Dante Aligheri's connections to Florence and how the city inspired his Divine Comedy
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About the Tour
Private Tour
$ 473
Category
History
Duration
3 hours
Location
Florence
Photos & Highlights
  • 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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Molly
Molly
Martino
Martino
Sally
Sally
23 Reviews - (4.9)

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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!
Martino was fantastic. He is extremely knowledgeable. The tour was very good and we some many interesting things that we would have otherwise missed. I think the tour would have even been better if we had a deeper knowledge of Dante prior to the tour. I suspect Martino would have been able to get much deeper into Dante’s time in Florence.
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Molly
Molly
Martino
Martino
Sally
Sally
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