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A nicely formed and classical tomb, not at all gloomy or overdone. Next door we toured a free exhibition of students interpretation of the man and his works from paintings, sculpture, video and ceramic. Together this small corner of the city was a delight.
Quieter in the later afternoon when the tour groups have moved on. Need time and space to appreciate this little monument.During September the city of Florence presents the oil for the votive lamp. This oil comes from the Tuscan hills. This begins months of Dante...More
The 18th century tomb is suitably impressively decorated and relatively modestly sized. Confusingly the garden next door contains several impressive sarcophagi as well as a mound that Dante was supposedly buried. The garden is shade by a very large oak tree and has an air...More
Sometimes the most famous monuments are putting somehow a pressure on you, to recognise its beauty. Dante's tomb is just easily conquesting you without letting you any other reserve or choice. I strongly recommend listening to guides legends about replacing Dante's body during WW2.
It's a tomb! It's never going to be exciting! But have a quick read of how Dante (from Florence) got to be buried here and it gives the place a context.
His tomb is a peaceful garden/park area surrounded by even older and almost discarded...More