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Destination: Florence  Departure Time: 2000s

Follow in the footsteps of a professor of symbology as he races across Florence in a race against time!

  • ISBN: 978-0552169585
  • Genre: Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.

When his life is threatened, he and a young doctor, Sienna Brooks, are forced into a breakneck chase across the city. Langdon must use his knowledge of the hidden passageways and ancient secrets of the city to try and save their lives.

With only a few lines from Dante’s Inferno to guide them, they must decipher a sequence of codes buried deep within some of the Renaissance’s most celebrated artworks to find the answers to a puzzle which could be a matter of life and death.

Travel Guide

FLORENCE is the place featured in top billing here and the guide around the city and use of its symbology and historical importance is fascinating –

The Palazzo Vecchio, Florence’s city hall

Its tower rises above the city (seeing the tower is how Langdon figures out where he is at the beginning of the book). Palazzo Vecchio sits on the beautiful Piazza della Signoria

Brunelleschi Hotel

While in Florence, Robert Langdon stays at the Brunelleschi Hotel, a 4-star hotel in the heart of Florence near the Duomo and Dante’s House.

Boboli Gardens

Robert Langdon and his new partner, Sienna Brooks, start their quest in the Boboli Gardens, a huge park behind the Pitti Palace, one of Florence’s top museums.

The Vasari Corridor

This will prove to be one of the most intriguing places in Florence and vital to the plot. If you don’t want to visit this after reading this novel then, we don’t believe you.

Dante in Florence

There are of course many many significant places to visit with a Dante connection such as the Baptistery of Saint John, or San Giovanni. Famous for its gilded bronze door, Porta del Paradiso, whose panels depict Biblical scenes. Many famous Florentines were baptized inside, including Dante Alighieri.

Florence Cathedral –  is the building where Robert visits and looks at a fresco of Dante and his Divine Comedy.

As well as Florence there are other places of note in Italy and Turkey and in any tour has to mention these even if Florence really is the star of the show

Streetview Maps

B) Florence The Vasari Corridor
C) Florence - The Cathedral

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