3. ON PAOLO AND FRANCESCA FOOTSTEPS - CODE: ISPAFR
Itinerary n. 3 – ON PAOLO and FRANCESCA FOOTSTEPS
Ravenna, Fiorenzuola, Gradara, Mondaino, Rimini, Verucchio
5 days / 4 Nights
1st Day – RAVENNA
Arrival to Ravenna, dinner and overnight.
2nd Day – RAVENNA
Ravenna, the city where Dante spent the last years of his life, but also the city where Francesca knew that Paul was the attorney of his brother Gianciotto marriage. Visit the Mausoleum of Galla Placida, the S. Vitale Basilica, masterpiece of early Christian and Byzantine art, the basilica of St. Apollinaris Nuovo, born as a place of Aryan worship , the Palace of the Da Polenta and the home of Francesca. Free lunch. Dinner and overnight.
3rd Day – RAVENNA
In the morning visit to the Tomb of Dante, to Quadrarco of Braccioforte where in 1865 were found the remains of Dante and the Basilica of St. Francis where his solemn funeral was held. Free lunch. In the afternoon departure Rimini, dinner and overnight.
4th Day - FIORENZUOLA / GRADARA / MONDAINO
Always led by Dante and pushed by the "wind of Focara", you get to Fiorenzuola. The ancient village that hosted Dante Alighieri in the baker's house in the village. Continue to Gradara and visit the famous castle where the tragic love between Paolo de 'Malatesta and Francesca da Polenta (better known as Francesca da Rimini) blossomed and was consummated. Free lunch. In the afternoon we will continue to Mondaino with its Malatesta fortress and the nineteenth-century porch. Return to Rimini, dinner and overnight.
5th Day - RIMINI E VERUCCHIO
Visit Rimini, the beautiful historic city center surrounded by the ancient medieval walls, the Arch of Augustus, the Tre Martiri Square, the Tiberius Bridge, up to the Malatesta Temple and Sismondo Castle. Free lunch. In the afternoon departure to Verucchio, known as the "Cradle of the Malatesta" with its majestic Rocca and The Archaeological Museum. Return to Rimini. End of services.
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