Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte
Via Alighieri Dante, 9 - Ravenna
The little neoclassical temple, built in 1780 by architect Camillo Morigia, houses Dante's bones. Inside the Tomb, a relief of 1483 by Pietro Lombardo, situated above the sarcophagus, depicts Dante at a reading-desk. In the middle of the temple, an 18th century votive lamp burns olive oil from Tuscan Apennines, an annual gift of the Municipality of Florence on the second Sunday of September for the celebrations of the Poet's death anniversary.
To the right of the Tomb, a gate leads into the garden of the so-called Quadrarco di Braccioforte, an ancient oratory, under which two sarcophagi lie. Apparently, its name originates from the legend of two people who invoked the "Braccio forte" (strong arm) of the Saviour as guarantor of their contract, whose image was painted in the oratory.
> March 4th - End of September 2013
Everyday 10.00am - 6.00pm
> End of September 2013 - March 3rd 2014
Everyday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Dante's tomb is closed on December 25th and Junuary 1st
How to get there
The museum is situated in the controlled traffic zone of the city centre. Bus stop (all bus lines) 20m away, car park 50m away, coach park 20m away. Close to the Garden of Provincia Palace, Basilica of S. Francesco and Dante Museum.