Guided tour of the Bargello and Palazzo Vecchio: Dante and his political career in Florence
Comply with health safety regulations for the covid-19 emergency
Until the 4 Participants
Available in: Italian, English
What you will find
Discover the places where Dante Alighieri spent his life as Florentine politician. You will learn about the duties performed by the Poet and retrace the places he frequented.
In the first half of Dante's life, the building was the political, religious, and economic center of Florence: here, the Priors (office held by Dante himself) and the Magistrates of the Florentine Republic used to meet.
The oldest public building in the city, at the time of Dante, was the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo (a sort of today's prefect). The Bargello today is a museum, famous for hosting the Donatello's David and other antiquity works by Florentine artists. Here, in the Maddalena Chapel, is located a portrait of the Supreme Poet.
In the Museum annexed to the Palace, still today seat of the political power of the city, it is possible to admire Dante's funeral mask in plaster.
The tour will end with an explanation of the most interesting details of Piazza Signoria, today as in the past, one of the most beautiful and famous square in Florence, representing the beating heart of the city.
Some triplets from the Divine Comedy dedicated to the political life of the city will be read by the guide to crown the visit.
Expert guide in Italian or English
Entrance tickets to the Basilicas
YOUR GUIDE / TOUR OPERATOR
The Plus Planet is a certified tour operator qualified by the City of Florence Tour Operator 'official sticker'. Part of Cooperativa sociale Cristoforo of Pontassieve, the agency is specialized in bespoke tours for groups or individuals and experiences for children and parents.