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The Florence Inferno Guide of Florence

A Guide to Florence per Dan Brown’s Inferno

An eBook with an audio version for discovering Florence, Italy, in the footsteps of Robert Langdon.

Places included: Badia Fiorentina, Torregalli Florence Hospital, Boboli Gardens, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Dante’s House, Dante’s Church, and Santa Maria Novella Train Station.

Other books

You will find below a number of interesting books, including other novels by Dan Brown, books and guides about Florence, books about mystery and symbolism, and books by or about Dante Alighieri.

You can find both books and eBooks, including inexpensive and free editions.

Clicking on the link will take you to the Amazon.com website, where you can often find several formats of the same book.

Mistery, crime, and detective novels set in Florence

Death in August: An Inspector Bordelli Mystery by Marco Vichi
Death in August: An Inspector Bordelli Mystery
by Marco Vichi
Florence, summer 1963. Inspector Bordelli is one of the few policemen left in the deserted city…
The Birth of Venus: a Novel by Sarah Dunant
The Birth of Venus: a Novel
by Sarah Dunant
A mysterious and sensual story with razor-sharp teeth.
Death of an Englishman (A Florentine Mystery) by Magdalene Nabb
Death of an Englishman (A Florentine Mystery)
by Magdalene Nabb
A Marshal Guarnaccia Investigation.
A Rich Full Death by Michael Dibdin
A Rich Full Death
by Michael Dibdin
Florence,1855. A tale lush with period detail, intricately plotted, and with a truly astonishing final twist.
The Sixteen Pleasures by Robert Hellenga
The Sixteen Pleasures
by Robert Hellenga
In 1966, 29-year-old Margot heads off to Florence, intent on doing her bit to protect its precious books from the great floods, and equally intent on adventure.
Indian Summer by W. D. Howells
Indian Summer
by W. D. Howells
One of the most charming and memorable romantic comedies in American literature.
The Portrait of a Lady
by Henry James
One of author Henry James’ most popular novels, and is often considered a masterpiece of British fiction.
The Dante Game: A Homer Kelly Mystery
by Jane Langton
Langton creates a love song to the architectural and cultural richness of Florence as she centers her plot around the pope’s visit to a Florentine cathedral.

Florence art & history books

The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall
The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall
by Christopher Hibbert
This enthralling book charts the family’s huge influence on Florence. Beginning with the rise of the dynasty, it moves through their golden era…
The Lives of the Artists by Giorgio Vasari
The Lives of the Artists
by Giorgio Vasari
An excellent translation of the most important book by Giorgio Vasari, founder of the modern critical research.
Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King
Brunelleschi’s Dome
by Ross King
An engrossing tale from the political intrigue, personal jealousies, dramatic setbacks, and sheer inventive brilliance that led Filippo seeing his dome completed.
God and Money: Florence and the Medici in the Renaissance
God and Money: Florence and the Medici in the Renaissance
by Richard Fremantle
One of the best reference books available on Florentine art and the Medici.
My Life by Benvenuto Cellini
My Life
by Benvenuto Cellini
The life of the great artist that made the Perseus.
La Sala delle Carte Geografiche in Palazzo Vecchio
La Sala delle Carte Geografiche in Palazzo Vecchio
by Alessandro Cecchi and Paola Pacetti
A richly illustrated edition.
Florence: Just add Water by Monica Fintoni
Florence: Just add Water
by Monica Fintoni
A colorful and entertaining survival kit for teenagers visiting in Florence.
The Baptistery of San Giovanni in Florence
The Baptistery of San Giovanni in Florence
by C. R. Ciarlo
This series represents a completely new way of documenting art.
The City of Florence: Historical Vistas and Personal Sightings
by R.W.B. Lewis
A new look at the glories of Florence, the Tuscan city which has been a prime source for Western culture.

The Divine Comedy & other books about Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
The Divine Comedy
by Dante Alighieri
with commentary by American professor Allen Mandelbaum, a popular modern rendition which includes forty-two Botticelli‘s illustrations.
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
The Divine Comedy
by Dante Alighieri
with commentary by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a classic edition.
Sandro Botticelli: The Drawings for Dante’s Divine Comedy
Each of Botticelli’s canto sheets illustrated in superb color, faced by a commentary and eight essays on Botticelli, the Medici, and the Divine Comedy.
Dante's Journey. An infernal adventure by Virginia Jewiss
Dante’s Journey. An infernal adventure
by Virginia Jewiss
A lovely, illustrated version of Inferno for kids.
The Figure of Beatrice by Charles Williams
The Figure of Beatrice
by Charles Williams
A book outstanding for the sympathetic enthusiasm and clarity that the author has in writing about the love between Dante and Beatrice and Dante’s work in general.

Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
Angels & Demons
Robert Langdon #1
by Dan Brown
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
The Da Vinci Code
Robert Langdon #2
by Dan Brown
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
The Lost Symbol
Robert Langdon #3
by Dan Brown

Mistery and symbolism dictionaries & books

Symbolism Dictionary
Symbolism Dictionary
A Comprehensive Dictionary that lists approximately 5000 such topics and then graphically identifies symbols for them.
Dictionary of Symbolism by Hans Biedermann
Dictionary of Symbolism
by Hans Biedermann
It defines symbols not only as visual icons but also as biblical, classical, and mythological figures.
An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols
An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols
by J. C. Cooper
With over 200 illustrations and lively, informative and often ironic texts.
The Book Of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images
The Book Of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images
by The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism
The Vesuvius Isotope by Kristen Elise
The Vesuvius Isotope
by Kristen Elise
When her Nobel laureate husband is murdered, biologist Katrina Stone can no longer ignore the secrecy that increasingly pervaded his behavior in recent weeks.
7 Comments
  1. These books are also available at the Paperback Exchange in Via delle Oche, Florence. Please support your local bookshops!

    • FlorenceInferno

      Of course! For the English-speaking Florentines we recommend this bookstore :)

      And for the readers from all around the world, we recommend to go to your local bookshop to have a chat, or some suggestions, even if you prefer eBooks.

      But local bookshops please be always nice and creative as the Paperback Exchange in Florence :)

  2. josie

    question who is the author of the art book that langdon mentions that is required by the art institute

    • FlorenceInferno

      Hello Josie, can you explain better what you mean? It is part of Chapter 21? Thank you.

  3. By reading novels set in Florence you get to know the city in such a different light. Great selection of books! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Jim

    More readings!

    1. Sarah Dunant, The Birth of Venus. 2004. A woman of unusual talent grows up in Florence in the late 15th century as the power of the Medici is subverted by the conservative preaching of Savonarola and the invasion of Italy by Charles VIII of France.
    2. Robert Hellenga, The Sixteen Pleasures. A young American woman, who works in Florence after the flood of 1966 to restore an old book, among other things. The Italian Lover also takes place in Florence.
    3. William Dean Howells, Indian Summer. 1886. A love-triangle in Florence in the 19th century.
    4. Henry James, Portrait of a Lady.
    5. Jane Langton, The Dante Game.
    6. Magdalen Nabb, Death of an Englishman. (1981) The first in the series, this stands in a sense for Nabb’s entire oeuvre of about ten mysteries set in or near Florence, featuring Marshal Salvatore Guarnaccia of the carabinieri. This one well captures the Anglic sub-culture of the city.
    7. Constance Fenimore Woolson, “A Florentine Experiment,” Atlantic Monthly 46 (October 1880) 502-530. Short story by an important American woman writer of the 19th century. The story is highly localized and exploits Florentine scenes with great effect.

    • FlorenceInferno

      Thank you Jim! Impressive job! Please write us by email.

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