Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte, Ravenna
(3.8/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A quick visit to the tomb of Dante, allowed us to discover that the bones for years have been hidden so as not to send them elsewhere. Cmoda the vidita, close to downtown.
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  • It is dedicated to the great poet and so cannot miss. Admission free; don't get scared by the row that dissolves in little time (because there is only to be given a thought to the memory of Dante and possibly take a picture the little that contains
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  • After the expulsion of the Dante of Florence, where the poet was born, he wandered for years in Italy before finally settled in Ravenna, at the request of its ruler. Unfortunately, Dante lived there for a short time, soon died of malaria, and was buried in the Franciscan church in Ravenna. Many years later, on the initiative of Michelangelo a coffin with ashes were supposed to move to the homeland of the poet, but the Franciscans stole and reburied it in one of the monasteries. After much wandering, the ashes returned to Ravenna in the Church of San Francesco, and then was placed in a specially built tomb for him. Inside the Tomb erected a marble sarcophagus, above a bas-relief depicting Dante. Wandering poet ended.
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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.