Robert Langdon returns, treading through the Florence city streets as he deciphers the codes and mysteries in Dan Brown’s latest thriller, ‘Inferno’.
Much of the novel is based on Dante’s epic poem after which Dan Brown also named ‘Inferno’.
Dante’s ‘Inferno’ is one of the three books that comprise his ‘Divine Comedy’. However, ‘comedy’* as we define the word today would be a bit of a misnomer for a book that talks about the journey from hell, through purgatory and (if you’re lucky or, rather, good) into heaven.
Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ was written throughout the first decades of the 1300s and went on to have a great impact not only in his home of Florence but in Italy generally. It affected everything from the official Italian language to works by master artists, and even the Catholic Church itself.
That’s a lot for one poem! Even for a really, really long one.
Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ also sees the return of the only living being referred to in his ‘Da Vinci Code’, our good friend Maurizio Seracini, who in real life is seeking out a lost Da Vinci. His research has led him to study one of Vasari’s masterpieces, which forms an intricate part of one of the biggest mysteries of Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’.
We are the first company in Florence to offer an Exclusive Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ -_Dante_in_Florence_Tour, tracing the paths of Robert Langdon as he treads the Florence city streets, and entering into some of Florence’s most iconic buildings, such as the Palazzo Vecchio and the Florence Baptistry building.
Artviva also offers a 2-hour exclusive Da Vinci Code Art Sleuth tour with Seracini where you learn can how to spot a forgery, receive hints on building your own private art collection and continue on the search for lost masterpieces in the company of this expert.
Artviva also offers a guided Uffizi Gallery tour, followed by an exclusive-entry tour of the Vasari Corridor.
*In antique terms, ‘comedy’ is a work of fictional that seems realistic, in constrast with a ‘tragedy’, which is not only an untrue story, but also a story you are unlikely to believe could be true.