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Museo Dantesco

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Address: Via Dante Alighieri, 48100, Ravenna, Italy
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+39 0544 30252

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An unexpected pleasure

This museum provided a pleasant contrast from the mosaics, imaginatevely explaining the life and works of Dante, probably insufficiently understood by most English speaking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This museum provided a pleasant contrast from the mosaics, imaginatevely explaining the life and works of Dante, probably insufficiently understood by most English speaking tourists

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Obviously, monuments and dead poets don't really talk. The museum allowed Dante's voice and life to ring out in a unique fashion.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Ravenna has so many amazing attractions to offer that this one falls a bit short in comparison. The museum offers Dante's history as seen through the eyes of painters through the ages, as well as an exhibition on Ravenna's own historical ties to Dante's life and death. While the museum was charming in a way, it was very small, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

During Ravenna week we saw plays by local actors helping to bring the life of Dante to more people.The museum is more contemporary and user friendly than others.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I don´t know if this museum shoul be considered "good" or "d" - it depens on one´s expecttion, age and knowledge of Dante. It starts with a comic book strip showing Dante´s Inferno. Good for kids - and it has a certain charm for grown ups too. Otherwise there is the usual stuff, his books in all kinds of languagesm... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Located next to his tomb, it seemed appropriate to continue my Dante lesson here. Located in a palazzo nearby the museum (ticket €3 pp) gave lots of details of Dante's personal life, the hiding and discovery of his remains and was filled with I ages of him, Beatrice and representations of the Divine Comedy

Thank Tracy E
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

This museum is focused on two things: Dante's stay in Ravenna and how Ravenna looked then, and describing Dante's work "the Divine Comedy". Especially the explanations about his work are well done (and bilingual in English and Italian). We recommend a visit - the place seems to receive few visitors, which means you can spend an hour here.

Thank Olle W
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

This place is more like a monastery with a wide patio and an impressive building complex which hosts a great exhibition about the work of Dante.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

We were only able to stop for a brief visit in this seemingly little-known museum next to the Dante tomb. It is located in the charming Old Franciscan Cloisters.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

The museum is next to Dante's tomb and is part of the Fransican centre for Dante Studies. Which I guess is part of every Italians high school curriculum. There is an introduction film which is very good.

Thank Wayne N

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