Located in the heart of the historical centre of Florence, in the most Medieval area, in via Dante Alighieri, the Museo Casa di Dante is certainly one of the most admired and longed-for museums of the city. It's not the real house where the famous poet lived, but a reconstruction that dates back to the beginning of the 20th century created by Giuseppe Castellucci. A place where the mind roams freely in the romantic visions of an age characterized by the internal struggles of Florence at the end of the 13th century. The rooms of the ground floor are adapted for temporary exhibits while the upper floors are presently closely linked to the poet. This is, in fact, where the museum dedicated to Dante Alighieri is arranged, the supreme poet and historical personality whom the whole world talks about with admiration.
The museum pathway is articulated between the upper floor and the adjoining tower through corridors and stone stairs with windows that open over the roofs visions of faraway times. The collection is divided into periods and themes of the life of Dante Alighieri: from his years of youth until those of his exile, from the military undertakings to his love for literature. paintings, wooden models and maps of the city; coat-of-arms of antique families and those of the city factions the Guelphs and the Ghibellines. In the first rooms are exposed a characteristic miniature of theBattle of Campaldino (June 11 1289) and tales and paintings of the historical and military events that Dante Alighieri is tied to. The last floor of the tower hosts a collection of antique copies, and in different languages, of the Divine Comedy, the masterpiece of the most famous poet in the world.