Dante in Ravenna, Faenza and the hills of the hinterland
Florence, Faenza, Ravenna, art cities and charming villages, by train … 365 days a year!
Our “Travel and experience the Apennines” travel offers can be booked 365 days a year and allow you to get to know and travel through the Apennine area, between Ravenna, Faenza and Florence, while freely visiting a land rich in history, nature and culture, with art cities and small villages, castles, churches and medieval fortresses.
Our offers include accommodations, Trenitalia tickets, admissions to cultural sites, tastings of typical local products and more according to the itineraries. Our website www.terredidante.it – section “Dante’s Train” is filled with suggestions, interesting facts, information and news about the places and sites that can be visited.
Transportation: “Dante’s Train”: you will travel with a “slow” train that since 1893 has been connecting Florence with Faenza via Borgo San Lorenzo, Marradi on the regional “Faentina” railway line, and from Faenza connects up to Ravenna. A journey of 150 km, about three hours of travel with stops in villages and towns among forests, hills and the countryside, crossing many viaducts and tunnels reaching up to 537m above sea level. Thanks to this evocative itinerary, Florence and Ravenna will forever be linked to the life of the Supreme Poet. This is the reason why we named it “Dante’s Train”.
ITINERARY: From Ravenna to the heart of the Apennines
The rate for groups with a minimum of 15 people includes:
Accommodations for two nights with breakfast included, round trip train tickets to Marradi, Brisighella, Faenza, and Ravenna, two tastings of typical products, guided tours as scheduled, and admission ticket to the five UNESCO monuments
Arrival in Faenza and check-in at the selected facility. Afternoon meeting with the cycling guide, start of the guided tour by bike to the city of Faenza, with admission to the MIC, ceramics workshop and panoramic tour of Dante’s places.
Typical dinner with local products, overnight stay
Breakfast and meeting with the cycling guide for excursions to the hills of Brisighella, visit to the ancient village with admission to the Rocca and Dante’s places, tasting and visit to an olive oil mill, then continuing to Carnè Park. Packed lunch Afternoon return to Faenza passing through Oriolo dei Fichi, visit to the Rocca, wine tasting and visit to a farm. Dinner (not included). Overnight stay.
Breakfast and meeting with the cycling guide for excursions to Marradi and Dante’s places. Lunch (not included) and free afternoon. Return to Ravenna. Free afternoon. Return Journey.