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Dante Museum

  • Dante Museum - Dante Cloister

    Dante Museum - Dante Cloister

  • Dante Museum - Franciscan Cloisters

    Dante Museum - Franciscan Cloisters

  • Dante Museum by night

    Dante Museum by night

  • Dante Museum - Entrance

    Dante Museum - Entrance

  • Dante Museum - Library

    Dante Museum - Library

  • Dante Museum - Manuscript

    Dante Museum - Manuscript

  • Dante Museum - Windows

    Dante Museum - Windows

  • Dante Museum - Multimedia room

    Dante Museum - Multimedia room

The Dante Museum (Museo Dantesco) is located inside Centro Dantesco dei Frati Minori (Dante Centre of Friars Minor), in the charming Old Franciscan Cloisters, just a few steps from Dante’s tomb. Opened on 11th September 1921 during the celebrations for the 6th centenary of Dante Alighieri’s death - occurred in the night between 13th and 14th September 1321 in Ravenna - the museum was projected by architect Ambrogio Annoni (Superintendent of Ravenna at the time) and by the famous and well-educated Corrado Ricci, who had devoted his studies to the works and life of Dante. 

The exhibition itinerary aims at highlighting the role played in Dante’s life by the city of Ravenna, where the exiled poet spent his last days. Focus of the exhibition is the iconography of Dante, exemplified by busts, paintings, medals and icons, that raise the issue of his real features on which university researchers have recently developed a new theory. Moreover, the museum traces back the memories relating to the Tomb and to the well-known issue of the translation of Dante’s bones, that had been concealed for centuries till their chance founding in 1865.

Numerous videos and multimedia products complete the exhibition (among them, a multilingual version of the Divine Comedy), thus meeting the needs of visitors of all ages and nationalities.

 

Opening hours
Until 31st March: from Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 4pm, except on 27th and 28th March closing time 6pm
From 1st April: from Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 6pm


Closing days
The Museum is closed on Mondays, except on 28th March and on 25th April.


Ticket prices 
Ticket price: 3€
Concession: 2€ (groups of at least 10 people, students, RavennAntica visitors with ticket, Ravenna citizens)
School groups: 1.50€
Free entry: children under the age of 14, journalists, disabled people, tour guides and leaders, group leaders.


Accessibility
Wheelchair ramp to the cloister; lifts and accessible toilet in the museum.


How to get there
The Museum is located in the controlled traffic zone of the city centre; bus stop 20m away, car park 100m away. It is situated near Basilica of San Francesco, Dante's Tomb, Gardens of the "Provincia" Palace and Rasponi Crypt.

Edited by the editorial team

Contact us at: turismo@comune.ravenna.it

Last modified date: 15/03/2016

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