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Dante in Florence: history and legends.

Florence, Italy

Experience hosted by Chiara

2 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in Italian, English, Spanish

What you'll do

The itinerary runs along a route that covers places, palaces, iconographies, monuments and churches strictly linked to the figure of Dante Alighieri and characters related to him. Families, women, friends, enemies, history and legends that still make the fourteenth century’s character still alive in the contemporary context. It will be surprising to discover that even today there is still a part of medieval Florence lived by Dante.
Dante as a symbol of Italian culture and active character in the struggles between Guelphs and Ghibellines, then between Guelfs themselves. Dante as a citizen and awkward opponent in internal fights for power over the city.
We will discover the "city of towers", the hidden Florence of the past, a journey through the time from the middle ages to the 19th century city and contemporary age.
Along the itinerary will be given significant historical information useful to better understand the meaning of events that have marked the history of the city throughout the centuries. We'll also tell anecdotes about political characters, artists and ordinary citizens that will make a visit very smooth and fun.
Other things to note
Duration 90 minutes including one or two stop for toilet and coffee. In summer we have to drink a lot of water.
The itinerary runs along a route that covers places, palaces, iconographies, monuments and churches strictly linked to the figure of Dante Alighieri and characters related to him. Families, women, friends, enemies, history and legends that still make the fourteenth century’s character still alive in the contemporary context. It will be surprising to discover that even today there is still a part of medieval Florence lived by Dante.
Dante as…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    A farewell drink at the end of the tour.
From $93
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Chiara

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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My name is Chiara and I have been working as a professional tour guide for 12 years both in Florence and Tuscany. Because of my long experience I can offer informative and smooth tours in town, giving information and visiting places you can't find by your self. A real unique experience!
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Where you'll be

Start from Piazza Santa Croce and end in Piazza della Repubblica or Piazza della Signoria.
The itinerary is easy and suitable for everyone, including people with disabilities.
Nicola
January 2019
Un fantastico tour all’insegna di Dante tra mito e realtà. La bravissima Chiara permette al visitatore di ricostruire mentalmente e fedelmente fatti e luoghi legati alla Firenze dantesca. Tour assolutamente consigliato se avete voglia di qualcosa di alternativo e particolare. L’aperitivo alla fine è un tocco di classe (che vi permetterà anche di scoprire il vero volto di Dante)
Un fantastico tour all’insegna di Dante tra mito e realtà. La bravissima Chiara permette al visitatore di ricostruire mentalmente e fedelmente fatti e luoghi legati alla Firenze da…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfy shoes and water in summer.