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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Famous for its ancient mosaics, Ravenna is packed with boutique hotels and luxury resorts. Stay near the center of the city for easy foot access to numerous museums, galleries, and World Heritage archeological sites. A less expensive alternative to brand-name hotels, small B&Bs located just minutes from the tourist-driven central districts offer access to secure parking and private yards. Alternatively, you can explore a host of self-catering apartments and private cottages in the picturesque countryside surrounding the city.
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  • No italophile will be satisfied without a visit to the tomb of Dante. The tomb is located near the center of the old city. We parked near the Piazza del Duomo. At the end of May, the place was full of...  more »
  • 10 minute stop to see the tomb and attached court yard with a bit of history hidden down a side street,also museum alongside. It is on the tourist map given with your tickets.  more »
  • Dante, expelled from Florence despite his literary achievements, was buried in Ravenna. At first, his body was interred in the small piece of ground currently just behind the (newer) marble monument b...  more »
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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.
  • If you love Dante, then you may not want to leave. If you don't live Dante, you may fall in love with him here
  • #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
  • Very interesting if you have a guide with you
  • Lovely mosaics .this is one of five you can visit for the ticket you get.