Fodor's Expert Review Tomba di Dante

Ravenna Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Exiled from his native Florence, the author of The Divine Comedy died here in 1321, and Dante's tomb is in a small Neoclassical building next door to the large church of St. Francis. 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.

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Via Dante Alighieri 9
Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna  48121, Italy


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