Dante's Tomb - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Dante's Tomb
The tomb of Dante is the neoclassical tomb of the poet Dante Alighieri erected at the Basilica of San Francesco in the center of Ravenna. The Supreme Poet lived the last years of his existence in the Romagna city, dying there in 1321. The tomb is a national monument and around it, an area of respect and silence called the "Dante area" has been established. The area includes the tomb of the poet, the garden with the Quadrarco, and the Franciscan cloisters, which house the Dante Museum.
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Baptistery of Neon
0.29km from Dante's Tomb
The Neonian Baptistery, also known as the Orthodox Baptistery, is located in Ravenna and dates back to the 5th century. It takes its name from the bishop Neone who made it continue construction after his predecessor Orso. The name of the Orthodox should instead be understood according to the meaning of the time, which meant the Christians of the "right" doctrine as opposed to the Arian heresy.
Battistero degli Ariani
0.31km from Dante's Tomb
The Arian baptistery is located in Ravenna and was built at the time of the Ostrogothic king Theodoric, starting from the end of the fifth century, finished shortly after, in the first half of the sixth century. It was the baptistery of the ancient Arian cathedral, today called the Church of the Holy Spirit. The baptistery has been included, since 1996, in the list of Italian World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, within the serial site " Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna ". Since December 2014.
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo
0.32km from Dante's Tomb
The basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo is a basilica of Ravenna. Born as an Arian place of worship, in the 6th century, it was consecrated to San Martino di Tours. The current name of the basilica dates back to the 9th century, a period in which the relics of the proto-bishop Apollinare, due to frequent pirate raids on the Ravenna coast, for safety reasons, were transferred from the basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe to the intramural basilica of San Martino which was renamed, in fact, Sant'Ap
Basilica di San Vitale
0.61km from Dante's Tomb
San Vitale is a minor basilica, as well as a parish and titular church, located at Via Nazionale 194/B in the Rione Monti. It is one of eight structures in Ravenna inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Roman Catholic Church has designated the building a "basilica", an honorific title bestowed on exceptional church buildings of historic and ecclesial importance.
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
0.62km from Dante's Tomb
The mausoleum of Galla Placidia dates back to the first half of the fifth century, approximately after 425 AD, and is located in Ravenna, not far from the basilica of San Vitale. Its functional identification with a funeral building and that of its client, the Empress Galla Placidia, are widespread in the academic environment, but neither is certain: the building may have been a simple chapel pertaining to the church of Santa Croce, to which it was connected with a narthex which was later destr
1.18km from Dante's Tomb
The Mausoleum of Theodoric, in Ravenna, is the most famous funerary construction of the Ostrogoths. We do not know exactly when and by whom it was built, that is to say, if the same Theodoric the Great himself, still alive, provided for its realization, or if his daughter Amalasunta provided for it close to the death of his father. The mausoleum has been included, since 1996, in the list of Italian World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, within the serial site " Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna "
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