Built in 1780 by architect Camillo Morigia, this little neoclassical temple houses Dante's bones. Inside the Tomb, a relief of 1483 by Pietro Lombardo situated above the sarcophagus depicts Dante at a reading-desk. In the middle of the temple, an 18th century votive lamp burns olive oil from Tuscan Apennines, an annual gift of the Municipality of Florence on the second Sunday of September for the celebrations of the Poet's death anniversary.
To the right of the Tomb, a gate leads into the garden of the so-called Quadrarco di Braccioforte, an ancient oratory hosting two sarcophagi. Apparently, its name originates from the legend of two people who invoked the "Braccio forte" (strong arm) of the Saviour as guarantor of their contract, whose image was painted in the oratory.
From 1st April: every day 10am - 8pm
Dante's tomb is closed on December 25th.
How to get there
The museum is situated in the controlled traffic zone of the city centre. Bus stop (all bus lines) 20m away, car park 50m away, coach park 20m away. Close to the Garden of Provincia Palace, Basilica of S. Francesco and Dante Museum
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Last modified date: 13/04/2016