"Chiesa di Santa Margherita" Chiesa di Santa Margherita Tip by Maria81

Chiesa di Santa Margherita, Florence: 1 reviews and 0 photos

Where?

In Via Santa Margherita, just go up the street from Dante's House Museum.

What?

It's also known as Chiesa di Santa Margherita dei Cerchi, or Chiesa di Dante (Dante's Church). Not particularly standing out from the rest of the buildings on this rather narrow street, the main interest is inside the church, as well as in the surrounding legends.

This was where he has first met Beatrice who became his muse, and married another woman (though there are some disagreements over this). Dante's wife is buried here, although Dante himself isn't. Legends tell us that this is also the burial place of Beatrice, although this would be against historical customs of the time which stipulated that a married woman should be buried with her husband's family.

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  • Updated Jan 9, 2010
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