Dan Brown called Florence a heaven in his latest bestselling novel Inferno and he was not exaggerating. The protagonist of the story travels through the city of Florence in search of mystery following a special trail. Though Inferno is a work of fiction but the trail that the author described in his story is real and you can actually visit it. Since the release of his books, the inferno tour has gained a lot of popularity among the people.
So, what will you see in the inferno tour? What are the places will you visit? Though it can be highly troubling to set the trail for yourself, we are here to help you out. In the list below, we have enlisted the most significant places that you will visit on the inferno tour.
The Boboli Gardens is the place from where the inferno tour starts. The Boboli Gardens is located behind the Palazzo Pitti and it is considered to be one of the most beautiful gardens in Italy. Several master artists like Nicolo Tribolo contributed to the creation of this majestic garden. It has preserved the sculptures of 16th to 18th centuries and provides a chance to the visitors to explore the heritage of the romantic Italy. Take a walk through the garden and you will feel like having travelled back in time to the age of renaissance.
Vasari Corridor, Ponte Vecchio
Ponte Vecchio is a historical bridge made in the Roman era. However, in the inferno tour; you will not have to cross the entire bridge. You will have to go through the Vasari corridor. The Vasari Corridor was built as a secret passageway from Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti. It was built in 1965 by Giorgio Vasari under the orders of Cosimo I de’ Medici. Walk through these corridors above the heads of the people. Though you will not have to solve any murder plots, you will surely come to acknowledge the architectural genius of these corridors.
Being built in the early 12th century, the palace was the home to the powerful Medici family and the supreme rulers of the province. Nowadays, the palace serves as a museum as well as a city hall. Though it is no longer a residence to the royalties, you will still get majestic vibes from this palace.
Casa di Dante or Dante’s House
Though it is not actually the house of Dante, papers suggest that he was born in the nearby area. Casa di Dante is one of the most interesting buildings in Florence. In the modern days, it serves as a museum. The current still has some medieval houses and relics from the past
The Florence Baptistery and Gates of Paradise:
It is where the inferno tour ends. Though there is no gateway to paradise, in reality, you will really get goosebumps from the artistic masterpiece of the baptistery. Make sure to visit the Florence baptistery and you will thank your stars later for having this great experience.
Well, your inferno tour has thus now ended! It is true that you will not be solving any medieval mystery here but it will surely fill you up with excitement and happiness.