Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte, Ravenna

Categories: Monuments, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte commemorates literary legend Dante Alighieri, a poet who was exiled from Florence and spent 20 years in Ravenna. Dante wrote his masterpiece "The Divine Comedy" while staying here. This attraction is a small shrine: the poet is actually buried in a sarcophagus at the adjacent church. There is also a nearby informational exhibit on Dante. Photos are permitted here. Use our Ravenna vacation generator to visit Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte on your trip to Ravenna, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The monument itself is not of particular interest, but a visit is a must to pay homage to the father of the Italian language that the whole world envies us.
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  • interesting monument, in the Centre, open until the evening. mertita go for a walk. in ravenna all seems an easy walk.
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  • A monument which is part of the essential sites of Ravenna. Erected in 1780 so long after the death of Dante in 1321, on the orders of the Chief Magistrate of Venice. Next to the oratory where a mound under which we had to hide the bones of Dante during the second world war. A great grid iron made in 1921 delimits the perimeter. In the oratory, a small staircase which leads to a Bell offered by the Italian communes. Every night, at nightfall, the bell rings 13 shots in tribute to the first stanzas of the 8th song of the Purgatoire.Enfin, tribute to the city of Florence, hence was born Dante, olive oil of the Tuscan hills offered annually in September by the city, which feeds a lamp suspended in the mausoleum. So beyond the monument itself which is of limited interest, many symbols to discover in tribute to the origins of the poet and his work.
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  • The tomb is really small but this place offers more than what we just see. Next to it there is a small hill of ivy in which it was hidden from grave robbers during the WW2. Moreover if you will visit Ravenna in September (I don't remember the day) you may have the possibility to see one of the most nice events of Ravenna. Dante died in Ravenna but he was born in Florence from which it was exiled. Every year the mayor of Florence comes with the oil for the lamp in the tomb of Dante with a really nice company, dressed as they were in Dante's times. At the gate of the tomb there is the mayor of Ravenna that accept the oil and politely decline the request to give to Florence the tomb of the poet.
  • A small but interesting little slice of history. Make sure to note the mound next to the mausoleum where they stored his remains to protect them from bombing during World War II
  • Lovely mosaics .this is one of five you can visit for the ticket you get.
  • Always an incredible feeling to be at the tomb of someone who was something in history.
  • A historic place.
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