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In the Footsteps of Dante — One of the Greatest Poets in Italy

In the Footsteps of Dante — One of the Greatest Poets in Italy
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Florence

Duration

2 Days

Transportation

By Car

Length

350 km

Hotels

1

Guidance

Self-Guided

Categories

History and CultureSights in NatureArts and Creativity
14 September 2021 is the 700th anniversary of the death of the poet Dante. He was born in Florenze in 1265 and his mother died when he was just 10 years old. In 1301, he was expelled from his hometown for political reasons and went travelling for many years. These travels and his impressions were often captured in his works.
He travelled through Bologna, Verona, Venice, Rome, Lucca and Siena for several years before settling in Ravenna. On this two-day tour, you will immerse yourself in the life and work of the famous poet hundreds of years later.
Annabella Vallinie
Annabella Vallinie
Travel Expert
  • Learn about the life of Dante.
  • You will see what he saw.
  • Visit his grave and see his works.

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This Day Will Take You to Bologna, a Great Inspiration of Dante
Day 1206 km394 m

This Day Will Take You to Bologna, a Great Inspiration of Dante

On the first day of the route, your path leads you to Bologna. Dante, politician, thinker and writer, studied at the famous University of Bologna. Even after he left the city, he visited it again and again. In De Vulgari Eloquentia, his treatise on language, he speaks of the noble dialect of the Bolognese, compared to other cities. However, he preferred the dialect of the Florentines.
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What Did Dante Write About it? Today You Will See It
Day 2143 km

What Did Dante Write About it? Today You Will See It

Yesterday was a day full of sightseeing to get the great poet to know a little better, today your path leads you to his works. The day starts after a hearty breakfast in the library, where works by Dante are kept. The afternoon is dedicated to Dante's inspiration. He took many walks in nature during his lifetime. So, you will literally walk in Dante's footsteps.
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