Emilia–Romagna Sights

Tomba di Dante

  • Via Dante Alighieri 4 and 9 Map It
  • Ravenna
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 06/07/2016

Fodor's Review

The tomb of Dante is in a small Neoclassical building next door to the large church of St. Francis. Exiled from his native Florence, the author of The Divine Comedy died here in 1321. The Florentines have been trying to reclaim their famous son for hundreds of years, but the Ravennans refuse to give him up, arguing that since Florence did not welcome Dante in life it does not deserve him in death. Perhaps as penance, every September the Florentine government sends olive oil that's used to fuel the light hanging in the chapel's center.

Sight Information

Address:

Via Dante Alighieri 4 and 9, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, 48100, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 06/07/2016

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