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Dante's Tomb (Tomba di Dante)

Ravenna, Italy
0544-30-252
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Ranked #17 of 45 Attractions in Ravenna
Type: Historic Sites
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NYC, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We needed to do a little searching to find this as it at the end of a narrow street. There is no admission and that is a pleasant feature as it seems that every church in the city charges some fee. Another advantage is that you can walk right in without waiting on a line or being with a crowd.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

While he is famous, this tomb is little known. We visited in art history class with the Maestra Toni Sepeda.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

On our way from Florence go Pisa, we stopped at Ravenna, although a little bit out of our way. We wanted to visit the tomb of Dante Alighieri, the master of Italian literature. It's a modest building hidden away at the end of a narrow street but it does honour to this great man of letters. A definite must see... More

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Novorossiysk, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The real Dante's tomb isn't so greatly decorated as that faked in Santa Croce in Florence, but is more full of spiritual value of this great man!

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walsall, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Wanted to see Dante's tomb and was pleasantly surprised with no entry fee! Nice mausoleum which was very ornate. Walked to the small graveyard next to the tomb to see Dante's actual grave. Worth visiting if you are in Ravenna anyway.

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Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Dante's tomb is interesting. Don't be fooled by the ornate Mausoleum. Dante is not buried there. His grave is in the churchyard of the ajoining church. There is also a neat little museum run by the Franciscans there.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Interesting is that a tomb is located in a steet but hey it is like it is. Maybe the tomb could be opened some time and more could be done but we came when the Dantes museum was closed so the location was rather empty.

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Cleveland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

If you have ever been to Santa Croce in Florence and seen the "tomb" they have for Dante among the (actual) tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and others, you will appreciate seeing the real thing in Ravenna. The whole story of how the cities jostled for his bones, and how the people hid them during WWII makes for fascinating reading,... More

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Punta Marina Terme, Italy
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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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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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