Dante’s exile – the Supreme Poet in Romagna
The price includes: full board from dinner on day 1 to lunch on day 5, local guide 4 days in Romagna + local guide in Florence, train to/from Faenza/Florence
Does not include: transportation, admission fees, tourist taxes, drinks, extras and anything not mentioned in “The price includes”.
Arrival at the hotel in Ravenna or surroundings, dinner and overnight stay.
Day with a local guide dedicated to visiting Ravenna, with a journey that recalls Ravenna’s illustrious figures and places as described by Dante in the Divine Comedy. In addition to the main monuments of Ravenna, we will visit the Dante Museum and his Tomb. The Dante Museum is located in the Dante’s Center of the Friars Minor, in the evocative setting of the Ancient Franciscan Cloisters. Through different themed itineraries, the exhibition aims to highlight the role that the city of Ravenna had during the years that the Poet spent in exile. The core experience of the museum is Dante’s iconography, displayed by busts, paintings, medals and icons of the Supreme Poet, but above all through an interesting reflection on his actual physiognomic features, in view of recently concluded university research.
The memories related to Dante’s funerary monument are also reconstructed. The monument was built at the end of the 18th century via a project by Camillo Morigia and upon the well-known event of the transfer of the poet’s bones, which were later rediscovered by chance in 1865.
The exhibition makes use of numerous videos and multimedia tools, including the Divine Commedy in multiple language versions, in order to engage visitors of all nationalities and ages.
Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
In the morning, visit to Sant’Apollinare in Classe and the ancient Port with a local guide, and then continue on to the panoramic route of the Classe pine forest.
Return to the hotel for Lunch and excursions in the afternoon to Polenta, which was visited by Dante and where readings of Dante’s works are hosted periodically. A Visit of the Pieve. Structured on a three-nave plan, the Pieve has undergone several restorations. The most famous one was sponsored by Giosué Carducci in 1897. On this occasion, Carducci composed the “Ode to the Church of Polenta” in which he makes reference to Dante having prayed there during his exile. We will take this opportunity to reach the nearby Bertinoro with a visit and tasting of typical local products.
Return to the Hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
From Faenza, we will take the panoramic train that crosses the Apennines. We will travel through Marradi, Scarperia, and Borgo San Lorenzo in a succession of suggestive, distinctive landscapes, finally reaching Florence. A guided tour of Dante’s Florence and of the Dante’s House Museum. Return in late afternoon to Faenza by train, dinner and overnight stay.
Guided tour of Faenza, a place well known to Dante. The guide will tell us about the many Faentines mentioned in the Comedy. We will visit the Museum of Ceramics and Palazzo Minzetti, a neoclassical jewel. We will then move on to Brisighella for a typical lunch, with a tasting of Brisighella oil, a DOP [Protected Designation of Origin] product. A visit to the Borgo and a ceramics atelier will follow. There are about sixty ceramics ateliers in Faenza and its surroundings and the artisan production is of the highest level. End of itinerary.