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DANTE'S HOME

written by Chiara Guzzetti

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Fans of the Il Sommo Poeta (The Supreme Poet) Dante Alighieri would be pleased to know that the Florentine and Italian authorities have "reconstructed" his birthplace for what could be a potential object of some sort of pilgrimage (if it's not that yet).

It's an unassuming two-storey casa built in 1910 on the foundations of the original house, on an otherwise nondescript street corner, except that the street has been named after Dante. The clear distinguishing sign is the sculpted stone marker that contains the poet's surname.

The house doubles as a museum devoted to Dante, of course, and it offers to the most curious insights on the poet's life.

To reach Dante's house from Via dei Calzaiuoli, turn right at Via Tavolini and continue walking up to Via Dante Alighieri. The house is located at the corner of Via Dante Alighieri and Via D. Magazzini

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