Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte, Ravenna

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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 Tomb itself is not anything special, worth the visit for the symbolic place that is, the shrine of the father of the Italian language. Next there is the Quadrarco di Braccioforte where Dante's remains were hidden during World War II.
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  • for the first time, I went to see it and I liked it so much, there's so much history and it's doable seeing.
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  • Check out the gates around this area. They are metal but linked together and they float. Explains why they have been around for so long. 
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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.
  • #mustvisit this important place in #Ravenna, together with Mosaici, I added a map of the most important place here, 10 min walking from centre .The place are awesome
  • No comment! Dante was Italy's greatest poet....
  • You would expect much more from the place where the rests of the person who gave birth to the Italian language are. Nothing exceptional. Yes entrance is free, but as usual the poor status of maintenance is just ridiculous.
  • Lovely mosaics .this is one of five you can visit for the ticket you get.