Hell is undesirable. It is a place of eternal pain.
Heaven is perfect. It is a place of everlalsting & unconditional love.
So, what is Purgatory like?
Even though it is impossible for any human to know exactly what Purgatory is like, it is very interesting to examine Dante's depiction of it. After being guided by an instructor through The Inferno, The Purgatorio was a unique experience that I journeyed through alone. However, this intensified the experience. Dante's image of Purgatory is just as incredible as his image of Hell. The second part of the Divine Comedy reveals to the reader how great a desire there is for the souls in Purgatory to see God. It is a dying thirst and pain, yet they must wait patiently, hoping for the souls on earth who are living in grace to pray for them.
The Inferno renewed my Spiritual life! The Purgatorio strengthened it! I am now anxious to see how The Paradisio will affect me.