Tomba di Dante
Mosaic Art School
Offers five-day intensive mosaic-making courses for all skill levels.
A museum with a difference, this religious gem is on the 2nd floor of the Archiepiscopal Palace. It hides two not-to-be-missed exhibits:...
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo
An old legend states that Pope Gregory the Great once ordered the Apollinare's mosaics to be blackened as they were distracting...
This historic theatre serves as a venue for music events during the Ravenna Festival in June and July.
Ca' de Vèn
Old men and their dogs swap oenological tips with wine snobs in this cavernous wine-bar-cum-restaurant beautified with frescoed vaulting...
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Tomba di Dante information
A son of Florence, Italy's Sommo Poeta (supreme poet), Dante Alighieri, was expelled from the city of his birth in 1302 for political reasons and spent many years 'on the run'. He finally sought refuge in Ravenna, where he died in 1321. As a perpetual act of penance, Florence still supplies the oil for the lamp that burns continually in his tomb.