Museo Casa di Dante

Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

The Dante House Museum was built in 1910 above the foundations of Dante's dwelling. Up the road, 11th-century Chiesa di Santa Margherita, nicknamed 'Chiesa di Dante' or 'Dante's church', is where the poet first spied muse Beatrice Portinari and wed Gemma Donati; both women are buried in the church.

The museum organises a handful of themed guided tours (€2) and activities (€7), often geared towards families; book from 30 days in advance online.

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