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In Italy, the Dante Train traces poet’s journey from Florence to Ravenna

Vintage train takes a slow journey through the landscapes of Tuscany and Emilia Romagna.

This spring Italy relaunches Dante's Train, a special route tracing the journey of the Father of the Italian Language from Florence to Ravenna on weekends from 15 April to 14 May.

The vintage train takes visitors through the landscapes of Tuscany and Emilia Romagna where Dante fled in 1302 to avoid the prospect of being burnt at the stake.

The train stops in Borgo S. Lorenzo and Marradi in Tuscany as well as Brisighella and Faenza in Emilia Romagna, following in the footsteps of the Supreme Poet, who died in 1321.

Treno di Dante. Photo FS News.

 

The service runs on Saturdays and Sundays on board an historic centoporte train made available by Emilia-Romagna (FER) railways, reports FS News.

There will be two special trips on 25 April and 1 May - public holidays in Italy - and the service will resume once more from 2 September to 1 November.

Treno di Dante. Photo FS.

 

Travellers will be able to take bicycles aboard and can get off to visit the villages, castles and hills that the great poet passed through more than seven centuries ago.

The train service, which covers 136 kilometres, was introduced in 2021 on the 700th anniversary of Dante's death.

For full details including tickets and timetables see Treno di Dante websitePhoto FS News

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Address P.za di Santa Maria Novella, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

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In Italy, the Dante Train traces poet’s journey from Florence to Ravenna

P.za di Santa Maria Novella, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

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