The Basilica of San Lorenzo (Basilica of St Lawrence), located in the centre town piazza of the same name, is one of the oldest churches in Florence. Its thousand-year history is tied to the Florentine Christian community. It is also closely connected to the triumphant rise to power of the Medici dynasty, whom author Dan Brown mentions in his latest novel Inferno, and who chose San Lorenzo as its family church.
The Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, one of the finest examples of Italian Gothic architecture, faces a vast piazza of the same name, which was built to complement it.
It is while recalling the various depictions of Dante Alighieri that Robert Langdon, the main character in Dan Brown’s Inferno, thought of the statue of the poet that lies in this piazza.
“… Soon the train would navigate the sinuous mountain pass and then descend again, powering eastward toward the Adriatic Sea.” This passage describes the moment in which Robert Langdon saw the Adriatic Sea from the window of the Frecciargento high-speed train headed for Venice upon crossing the Apennines.
The adventure of Robert Langdon, the main character in Dan Brown’s Inferno, ends in Istanbul, Turkey. This article is the first part of a brief guide to the places in Istanbul mentioned in the novel.
Robert Langdon and Sienna Brooks, protagonists in the novel Inferno by Dan Brown, escape through Boboli Gardens’ pathways. In addition to playing a key role in the novel, the Boboli Gardens consist of a fantastic open-air museum situated in the heart of Florence, and are filled with fountains, statues, as well as an amphitheatre.
Robert Langdon, the main character in Inferno, begins his adventure in Florence, Tuscany, continues to Venice, the city known as la serenissima, and finally ends up in Turkey.
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.
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.