The David by Michelangelo, the symbol of the Renaissance, has been studied for years by experts by constantly monitoring the statue and its ankle-high micro-cracks, which could cause breakage. The most fragile parts are the left ankle and the lower part of the right leg. For many, the David is the most beautiful sculpture ever…Details
The Mona Lisa, also known as the Gioconda, is definitely the most famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci. It is perhaps even the most famous painting in the world. Today it is kept in the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the setting for Dan Brown’s first novel The Da Vinci Code. According to tradition, the…Details
“I pass behind the palazzo with its crenellated tower and one-handed clock”
(Dan Brown, Inferno)
Robert Langdon passed through Piazza della Signoria, circumnavigated Palazzo Vecchio, and arrived in Piazza San Firenze. The palace containing within its walls the embattled tower and one-handed clock is clearly Palazzo Vecchio, today Florence’s town hall.Details
Robert Langdon, the main character in Dan Brown’s Inferno, begins his adventure in Tuscany, precisely, in Florence. He thereafter goes to Venice, and then to Turkey.
This article is the first part of a brief guide to the places in Venice mentioned in the novel.Details
Here at Florence Inferno we would like to make a particular mention to the special temple of knowledge that is the National Central Library of Florence.
Although not specifically mentioned in Dan Brown’s Inferno, we believe that Robert Langdon, the main character of that book, would have surely visited that library if he had more time at his disposal, perhaps to research something related to his studies on arts or maybe out of sheer curiosity.Details
The Tuscan Coast has always been an important crossroad for populations and cultures. Beautiful countryside and lovely beaches are marked by archaeological sites, medieval villages, monuments, and museums.
The entire area from the hills to the sea is characterized by important gastronomic and wine traditions. The vines and olive trees have grown here since the Etruscan times. The close proximity to the sea gives the land its character, and the climate is essential to daily life, the local economy, cuisine, and traditions. An important place on the Tuscan coast is the city of Livorno.Details
Domenico di Michelino was an Italian painter who was born and died in Florence (1417–1491). His most famous work, La commedia illumina Firenze (The Comedy Illuminating Florence), can be found in Florence’s Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Robert Langdon, the main character in Dan Brown’s Inferno, describes this famous painting during the conference “Divine Dante: Symbols of Hell,” hosted by the Società Dante Alighieri Vienna.Details
The Battle of Anghiari is one of the world’s most controversial and mysterious masterpieces. Leonardo da Vinci began painting it on a wall in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio in 1503, leaving it unfinished. We only have copies of the fresco. One of these is La Tavola Doria, an anonymous sketch dating to the sixteenth century and representing the…Details