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Florence – illustrated guide to the book “Inferno” by Dan Brown – Part 1

Florence against the Apennines, the cradle of the Renaissance. The city in which the first steps placed the two biggest titans revival – Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. City of Medici. The capital of Tuscany.


Via dei Castellani – a narrow street in Florence, near to one of the most famous galleries in the world – the Uffizi Gallery. To view in gallery  works by such masters as Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Boticcelli, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, for tickets we have to stand for hours , sometimes a few hundred meters in queue.

Square – Piazza di San Firenze in the book and in fact filled with street vendors. On the right side of the Bargello palace was built in 1255, today there you can enjoy a rich collection of sculptures of the Renaissance. In the back tower Badia Fiorentina.

Badia Fiorentina – the tower, the entrance to her and her top… Today the monastery, church and museum. Probably on the other side of the street spent his childhood Dante Alighieri.

Chapter 7

View of the symbols of Florence – a huge dome of the cathedral Duomo Vecchio palace tower, tower Badia Fiorentina and the Bargello palace.

Annunciation – the first image of Leonardo da Vinci.

DavidMichelangelo – the original in the gallery dell ‘Accademia.

A copy of the David in the Piazza della Signoria in front of the Palazzo Vecchio.

Chapter 10

“Beaked masks” and a doctor who used them in the Middle Ages. Widespread in XIII as a hedge against the plague. Today, sometimes used as a mask for carnival.

Patch with a hidden pocket in the jacket by Harris Tweed, worn by Langdon. Visible Maltese Cross.

Chapter 13

Cylinder seal – invented by the Sumerians.

Chapter 14

“Map of Hell” – painting by Sandro Botticelli.

 ”Map of hell”-part of the image.

Chapter 15

 The works of other artists inspired by “Inferno” of Dante.
Symphony by Franz Liszt Dante Inferno part 1/3.

“Three Shadows” of the sculpture “Gate of Hell” by August Rodin.

The whole sculpture “Gate of Hell” – Orsay Museum in Paris.

 The second version of the “Gates of Hell” Bronze – Rodin Museum in Paris.

The shocking image “Dante and Virgil in Hell” – William-Adolphe Bouguereau .

Salvador Daliwatercolors for “The Divine Comedy” .

Black & White Illustrations by Gustave Doré made ​​the “Divine Comedy” by Dante.
Chapter 18

Street Viale Niccolo Machiavelli in Florence.

Portrait of Dante Alighieri, painted by Sandro Boticcelli.

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, also known as Il Duomo. One of the symbols of Florence.

Square in front of the Cathedral – Piazza del Duomo.

Chapter 20

Porta Romana – a medieval city gate built in 1326,

Chapter 21

Art Institute in Florence

Chapter 23

Pitti Palace and visible in the background Boboli Gardens.

Chapter 25

Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) – Italian art historian, architect and painter.

The famous Boboli gardens filled with many valuable sculptures XVI – XVIII century
performed primarily at the request of the Medici.

 The main alley of communication-Viottolone.

Part Isolotto and Perseus emerging from the water.

Tunnel of trees – La Cerchita.

Fountain of Neptune.

View of the Pitti Palace and the amphitheater from the gardens.


A view of the palace gardens.

Statue dwarf – Braccio di Bartolo.

Going down to the Grotto Buontalenti.

Detail of the facade.

Chapter 29

The interior of the grotto.

Monument of Paris and Helen.

The interior of the grotto cd.

Vault of the grotto.

A small door in the left corner, leading to the Vasari Corridor visible at the top left.

Chapter 32

Vasari corridor leading from the Pitti Palace through  Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery to the Palace Vecchio.

Ponte Vecchio visible at the top of Vasari corridor.

Corridor as seen from above.

View from the corridor of the Ponte Vecchio.

Corridor inside.

The entrance corridor to the palace Vecchio from Uffizi Gallery.

Chapter 34

Piazza della Signoria – an unusual place, where the world-famous sculptures stand like that just on the street.

Fountain of Neptune” was designed by Bartolomeo Ammannati.

Hercules and Cakus” – sculpture by Baccio Bandinelli.

Chapter 35

Hall of Five Hundred” at the Palace Vecchio.

Vasari fresco.

Part of the image – in a circle inscription CERCA TROVA.


 Can be under inscription  CERCA TROVA is how the researchers speculate, unfinished fresco of Leonardo da Vinci’s Battle of Anghiari? Sketch mural made ​​by Rubens from cardboard Leonardo.

Genius of Victory” by Michelangelo.

Chapter 36

Lo studiolo – a small room in the Palazzo Vecchio. Decorated by many Florentine artists under the supervision of Vasari. Made at the request of Francesco I de Medici.

Secret passage from Lo studiolo.

” For the Love of God” – Damien Hirst. Made of platinum cast of a human skull, covered eight thousand diamonds.

Chapter 39

The view from the balcony on the second floor, in the bottom of the Hall of Five Hundred.

Image “Dante and Beatrice” brush Henry Holiday.

Page published by Johannes Numeistera in 1474, the Divine Comedy.

Death mask of Dante Alighieri.

Chapter 42

Again, Piazza della Signoria and another sculpture.
” The Rape of Polyxena” – Pio Fedi

Chapter 45

Hall of map in palace Vecchio.

Map of Armenia.

Chapter 46

Attic in the Palace Vecchio.

Element of vaults in the palace Vecchio – “The Apotheosis of Cosimo I de ‘Medici.”

 Chapter 49

Exit the secret labyrinths from Vecchio palace on the street Via della Ninna.

Chapter 51

 Dante Museum.

Chapter 52

Chapter 54

 Chapter 55

The ceiling Baptistery.

The figure of Jesus on the ceiling.

Mosaic depicting Satan adorns the wall of the baptistery.

The baptismal font in the Baptistery.

Chapter 57

The fresco “Dante and the three kingdoms” of 1465 by Domenico di Michelino.

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