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Ravenna in the Dante era

Ravenna, Italy, in the Dante era. Hotels near the monuments of the Dante era in Ravenna and near Dante's Tomb.


After the year 1000, Italy and Europe experienced the flourishing era of the Communes, which was an expression of a new era; Ravenna also experienced this historic changes, firstly under the rule of the local consoles and subsequently under a Podestà nominated from outside Ravenna (1181).


In 1278 Rudolph of Habsburg yielded Romagna to the Pope Nicolò lll. In the 13th century, the rule of the Commune was in the hands of the lords of the Traversari. In 1275 power was in the hands of the Da Polenta lords and Guido Novello hosted Dante Alighieri in the last years of his life (1318-1321).

Dante became so attached to the town and its history, that the people and events of Ravenna with its aura as a “Holy town” run through all of his work.


Prof. Gianni Morelli

Some monuments dating back to the era of Dante,  (all these monuments are within walking distance of Hotel Centrale Byron and of Hotel Bisanzio): 

1) Casa Traversari; 2) S. Domenico; 3) La Torre Civica; 4) S. Stefano Degli Ulivi; 5) S.Giovanni Evangelista (Chiostro Benedettino); 6) S.Chiara; 7) Casa Da Polenta; 8) S.Nicolo’; 9) S.Francesco; 10) Sepolcro di Dante;


see the map on top and the articles in the Monuments section on the side


see also Pietro da Rimini

The pleasure of fine accommodation in the centre of Ravenna: we recommend the Fabbri hotels for a pleasant stay as follows:

The Centrale Byron hotel, 3-star hotel in the centre of Ravenna, near the Tomb of Dante;

The Bisanzio, 4-star hotel in the centre of Ravenna, near the Tomb of Dante;

Once you have reached the hotel and parked your car, forget it and walk everywhere, because everything important is within walking distance.

The railway station is near our hotels and within walking distance.

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