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“Quaint Town”
Review of Casa del Petrarca

Casa del Petrarca
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Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Quaint Town”
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Lovely little town to visit.........
Quaint shops and restaurants and local dishes. Great for a Sunday afternoon stroll

Visited April 2013
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Belgrade, Serbia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“interesting to see”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Beside all churches and building one can see on a trip to any city there are sites like this. It was very interesting to se where Petrarka lived and created and to read and hear intresting stories about someone like him. It was my favourite part od sightseeing

Visited May 2013
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Barga, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
399 reviews
110 attraction reviews
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“a tranquil spot amidst vinyards and olive groves”
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Petrarca, Dante, Boccaccio are the fathers of the Italian language, and in a sense of Italian culture; all three were from Tuscany, and all three dared to write in "vulgar" (the dialect of the time) as opposite to the latin language that was normally used by cultivated people. So they actually created the Italian language; To know that one of these 3 men lived and died in this peaceful village (Arquà) is an emotional experience, at least for us Italians that read his poems at High School...

Visited August 2012
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Venice, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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“The place where Petrarca died... and the village looks like Tuscany”
Reviewed 21 July 2012

All is quiet and peaceful, on the hills between Padua, Vicenza and Ferrara. The hills were sea volcanos, a geological rarity. This is the last house where the "creator" of Humanism, Francesco Petrarca, lived.
One was in Avignon, one in Padua, near the Liviano Palace, one in Venice and one here. The landscape from the gothic windows is superb, the ticket is not so expensive.
If you are ever been in Vaucluse, where Petrarca met his loved Laura, maybe you'll understand why he decided to move in this village.

Visited April 2012
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kent
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81 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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“Very interesting.”
Reviewed 26 November 2011

The location of this house is beautiful and the atmosphere is restful as well as being very interesing.

Visited November 2011
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