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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  • Visit the tomb of Dante and the history and traditions associated with it, is a must-see in Ravenna. Then you should visit the Museum Alighieri.
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  • Near the Franciscan convent this small, modest Funeral Chapel contains the bones of Dante Alighieri: the Florentine of birth, poet, writer and politician, author of the Divine Comedy, masterpiece of Italian and world literature. Sarcophagus of white marble low relief are the tribute paid by Ravenna at this great poet A Florence, making struggle raging between Guelphs black and White Guelphs and Dante takes the side of whites who want to defend the independence of the city in opposition to the hegemony of the Pope trends. The party of Blacks the had taken, at age 36, Dante is forced into exile. He would never see his city. Sentenced to confiscation of his property and the stake if it got caught on the territory of the commune of Florence, so he left his hometown with the feeling of being unworthily treated by Pope Boniface VIII Caetani (Pope who was always his fierce opponent and he placed in hell in the Divine Comedy). Isn't that in 1315 (6 years before his death) that he was offered to return to Florence, but on terms that he felt, too humiliating. He refused. He died in Ravenna, this genius rests in this modest burial. Since his death, the Florentines were asking the remains of their illustrious citizen. Even today, the city of Florence calls in vain for his bones in order to place them in a large Cenotaph (completed in 1829) located in the Santa Croce Basilica.
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  • Makes a certain impression in front of the place where lie the remains of the high poeta.....si back in the classroom of scuola....si recall steps ... to see the Divine Comedy
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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.