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House of Dante museum

The Museum of the house of Dante Alighieri – the great poet and writer born in the 1200s and considered the father of the Italian language – is in one of the oldest areas of the city, on the historic street of Santa Margherita.

The poet was porbably born in one of the medieval houses in the quarter but not in the building that holds the Museum today: the building owes its medieval look to restoration work done at the beginning of the 20th century and thus is not entirely original.

At any rate, the museum is one of the most visited places in the whole city. Inside, there are numerous documents on Dante’s life and works, including some models and a diorama that illustrate some of the historic events from the Divine Comedy.