“L’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle”. Who doesn’t know this verse from the Divine Commedy by Dante Alighieri. The famous poet from Florence left one of the most important literature heritage all over the world. It is known that after the fight between the Guelphs and Ghibellines, he decided to abandon his city and later died in Ravenna, in Emilia Romagna.
The beautiful places he passed through are today the destinations of a marvelous tour called Le vie di Dante. What a better occasion than his 700th anniversary to go through these peaceful villages and boroughs!
1. Le vie di Dante
Le vie di Dante is a cultural tour is a 395km-long route from Florence to his tomb in Ravenna. The starting point is Casa Museo di Dante, via Margherita, and you can have the occasion to see the places that inspired the divine poet to write his Divina Commedia.
This route passes through the Apennines and you can see the stages of his creation on poetic references to Dante and the Divine Comedy. In particular, there are some special spots you cannot miss during your tour, like Pontassieve, where it is said that Dante met Beatrice; the Acquacheta waterfall, Chiesa di San Godenzo and the Romena Castle where Dante was hosted and also the beautiful Faenza, artistic and historic city.
2. Additional Itineraries
Mugello Itinerary is one of the additional itineraries that this tour offers. It comprehends Palazzuolo sul Senio, Marradi, Vicchio, Dicomano, Borgo San Lorenzo, Barberino di Mugello, Fiorenzuola. Not only beautiful from the natural point of view, but also an artistic place since it is the land of House of Medici, Giotto and Beato Angelico.
Casentino itinerary is another possible itinerary. If you choose this, you can see it comprehends Pratovecchio Stia, Castel San Niccolò, Poppi, Ortignano Raggiolo, Bibbiena, Chiusi della Verna, Talla. It includes plenty of castles and beautiful forests.
Faenza-Brisighella itinerary is perfect if you wan to enjoy the beautiful Renaissance heritage of these cities that are renowned all over the world. Stunning ceramics and great vineyards are there to surprise you.