Inferno (Robert Langdon) Setting

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The Mendacium

The Mendacium is the name of the boat from which the provost runs his business. Sinskey was brought to The Mendacium to view the video Zobrist had made. Langdon was also brought to this boat after he was captured by the SRS officers. Langdon was one of the few people who realized that The Mendacium was a Latin word referring to the Greek god of deception.

Florence

Florence is the city in Italy where Langdon wakes after he believes that he has narrowly missed being killed by a gunshot. The author chooses Florence as the main city in which the story is set because it is the place where Dante lived for a good deal of his life. It was this city that Dante loved and from which he was exiled.

Palazzo Vecchio

The building in Florence is important because it is where the Hall of the...

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