Highlights near Florence

Dante's Tomb

Standing in the Piazza Santa Croce, a statue of Dante looms over the square from the corner. Florence, where Durante degli Alighieri's journey through hell, purgatory, and paradise was to begin but not end. In 1829 a tomb was built for him in the Basilica of Santa Croce—the largest Franciscan church in the world. The tomb has remained empty ever since as Dante's body remains in Ravenna.

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Piazza Santa Croce

Piazza Santa Croce
50122 Florence, Italy
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