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Dante's Tomb (Tomba di Dante)

Ravenna, Italy
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Ranked #16 of 44 attractions in Ravenna
Type: Historic Sites
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Punta Marina Terme, Italy
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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... More

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Toronto, Canada
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73 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We visited to pay our respects to one of the great literary minds of all time and to remember all the hours we spent in university trying to sort out the inhabitants of the many rings of Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise. The tomb consists of a tiny, elegant building with a grand but understated carved tomb inside. A perpetual flame... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Nothing special besides the fact that the grave is dedicated to one of the greatest Italian and European poets. If you are visiting the city, it worths a quick look.

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you are near by then it is worth a visit, but apart from its historic interest there is little to see, other than the fine marble relief over the grave.

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Hamilton, Canada
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158 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a small unassuming tomb at the end of the street. Beside it is a small green space with a mound where Dante's ashes were put for safekeeping during during World War 2. The bas-relief of the tomb shows Dante in a thoughtful pose as he works. Interesting to see, but don't go out of your way to see... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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42 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Since Dante is such a proeminent character in Italian story, anything related to him (like Manzoni) is worth seeing and hearing. Here they will tell you that Firenze has tried many times to have his body back but, since his exile he vowed never to go back and Ravena respects it!

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Clearwater, FL
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46 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I really wouldn't have taken the time or effort to search this out on my own. Our tour guide took a few side steps from our planned itinerary and made sure we saw it. With all there is to see in Ravenna, it wouldn't be top on my list. But, if you are close, take a look. Only takes a... More

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

If visiting Ravenne, every book lover must see tomb of Dante! Was not so easy to find it, but after looking around we managed. Puts to think about the level of old litterature. Brought story of Dante and Beatrice into mind.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

No planning required, you'll walk by at sometime during your stay in Ravenna. Easy to put your head in the door, stay a minute and leave reading up on Dante until your afternoon Aperol Spritzer cocktail.

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London, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

If you want to see where Dante is buried, this is it. Behind it, through gates, is the tumulus where his remains were removed for safe-keeping during the war. You will see the iconic relief of Dante in profile, and several Latin inscriptions.

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