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Dante's Tomb (Tomba di Dante)

Ravenna, Italy
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Ranked #17 of 45 attractions in Ravenna
Type: Historic Sites
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Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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Dublin, Ireland
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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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13 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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