Friday, August 14, 2015

The Viewing Deck Collections; Dan Brown's "Inferno" Tour

sightseeing the intriguing places in Florence, Venice and Istanbul mentioned in the Novel

"The human mind has a primitive ego defense mechanism that negates all realities that produce too much stress for the brain to handle. It’s called Denial." - Chapter 50, pp. 176-177

I made this post due to curiousness and fascination on Dan Brown's famous novels, on how he played my imagination while reading his book and incorporating my backpacking passion to wander them around. The adventure started in Florence, Italy last October 2013 where I headed to Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens first going to the Vasari Corridor, to Palazzo Vecchio where I found the mysterious Dante Alighieri's Death Mask, to St. John's Baptistry and its Gate of Paradise, then to St. Margaret's Church also known as Dante's Chapel. The pursuit continues on the same month in Venice, Italy by visiting the four horses in St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace. Finalizing the itinerary to Istanbul, Turkey last July 2014 in Sultanahmet's Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern.

Inferno's film adaptation to be released on October 14, 2016 with Ron Howard as director and Tom Hanks reprising his role as Robert Langdon. Filming is due to start in April 2015.

The Viewing Deck Collections; Dan Brown's "Inferno" Tour

Dan Brown's "Inferno" Florence Self-guided tour map

Inferno is a 2013 mystery thriller novel by renowned American author Dan Brown and the fourth book in his Robert Langdon series, following Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol. This novel takes place in Florence and Venice, Italy, and Istanbul, Turkey. The plot is based on Dante Alighieri's masterpiece, the Divine Comedy, and there are many references to this work and its author. In Inferno you'll also get a scholarly look at art and history of Florence, Venice, and Istanbul.

Dan Brown's "Inferno" Florence Tour (Dante's Mask)

Dan Brown's "Inferno" Florence Tour (Mappa Mundi globe in the Hall of Maps)

Dan Brown's "Inferno" Florence Tour (Palazzio Vecchio)

Dan Brown's "Inferno" Florence Tour (Vasari Corridor)

Dan Brown's "Inferno" Florence Tour (Neptune fountain)

Dan Brown's "Inferno" Florence Tour (The Baptistry Gate of Paradise)

Dan Brown's "Inferno" Florence Tour (St. Margaret's Church,Dante's Chapel)

Dan Brown's "Inferno" Venice Tour (St. Mark's Square and Basilica)

Dan Brown's "Inferno" Istanbul Tour (Hagia Sophia)

Dan Brown's "Inferno" Istanbul Tour (Basilica Cistern)

“The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis." - Dante Alighieri


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