Details: Dante’s Florence

August 1, 2013
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GETTING THERE

Air France, Lufthansa, KLM, Delta, Alitalia, Brussels, United, Austrian and Swiss airlines offer one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Florence.

WHERE TO STAY

Locanda dei Poeti

Via Guelfa 74 (B)

011-39-055-488701

www.locandadeipoeti.com

A 10-minute walk from the city’s Maria Novella train station and the Duomo. Rooms include breakfast at your choice of two nearby bars. Double rooms from $33 per person; Dante Alighieri single room with private bath from $46.

Hotel Dante

Via San Cristofano 2

011-39-055-24-1772

www.hotel-dante.it

Near the Piazza Santa Croce. Singles, doubles, triples, some with kitchenettes. Rooms from $90, including breakfast buffet.

WHERE TO EAT

Hostaria il Desco

Via del Terme 23/R

011-39-055-29-4882

www.ristoranteafirenze.com

Gluten-free menus and complimentary prosecco. Fixed-price menus from $20. The Menu il Toscanaccio includes antipasto, porcini mushroom pasta, wild boar and house wine for $40.

I’ tozzo…di pane

Via Guelfa 94 (R)

011-39-055-475753

www.osteriatozzodipane.it

On the same street as Locanda dei Poeti. Family atmosphere with a garden out back; serves typical Tuscan fare with live jazz and blues music, with an average meal starting at around $29.

WHAT TO DO

Baptistery of San Giovanni

Piazza di San Giovanni

museumflorence.com

Monday-Saturday 11:15 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sundays and first Saturday of the month 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. From July 4-Sept. 28, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. $13, which also includes access to the Crypt of Santa Reparata under the Duomo, Brunelleschi’s Dome, the Museum of the Cathedral and Giotto’s Bell Tower.

Museo Casa di Dante

Via Santa Margherita, 1

011-39-055-21-9416

www.museocasadidante.it

October-March: Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April-September: Daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $5.30.

Palazzo Vecchio

Piazza della Signoria

011-39-055-2768325

museicivicifiorentini.comune.fi.it

Oct. 1-March 31: Monday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1-Sept. 30: Monday-Sunday 9 a.m. to midnight, Thursday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $13.

The Bargello Museum

Via del Proconsolo 4

39-055-238-8606

www.polomuseale.firenze.it/musei/
bargello

Where Dante’s banishment was declared; now a museum specializing in Renaissance sculpture. Fresco on the second floor includes a red-robed figure thought to be Dante painted by his friend Giotto. Daily 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., except the second and fourth Monday of each month. $5.25.

Palagio dell’Arte della Lana

Via Arte della Lana 1

011-39-055-28-7134

www.dantesca.it

Former wool guildhall; now the headquarters of the Dante Society, with a library containing 23,000 volumes on Dante’s work. Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed in August. Free.

INFORMATION

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