2. POET’S LAST JOURNEY - CODE: ISPLJ
Itinerary n. 2 – POET’S LAST JOURNEY
Pomposa, Po Delta, Ravenna
04 days / 03 nights
1st Day – RAVENNA / BAGNACAVALLO / COMACCHIO / RAVENNA
From Ravenna to Bagnacavallo, medieval village with long porticos and several elegant palaces. Visit to marsh plants Ecomuseum with over 2,000 artifacts that narrate the relationship between man and the wetlands of the valley. Free lunch. Continue to Comacchio, called the Little Venice as built by the union of 13 small islands at the Po Delta. Possibility to make a boat trip in Comacchio Valleys to see the old fishing stations. Return to Ravenna, dinner and overnight.
2nd Day – RAVENNA / MESOLA / POMPOSA / RAVENNA
Departure to Mesola, always on the Po Delta, between Veneto and Emilia Romagna border. Small town of
Renaissance origin dominated by the Castello Estense, a building between a fortress and a luxury mansion. Near Mesola there is also Torre Abate, an ancient sea port, which later became dewatering. Free lunch. Then proceed to Pomposa, place mentioned by Dante in the Paradise and visit to the Abbey. Return to Ravenna, dinner and overnight.
3rd Day – RAVENNA
Ravenna, the city where Dante spent the last years of his life. Visit to the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, to S. Vitale Basilica, masterpiece of early Christian and Byzantine art, the basilica of St. Apollinaris Nuovo, born as a place of worship Aryan, Mausoleum of Teodorico, the Palace of the Da Polenta and the house of Francesca. Free lunch. Dinner and overnight.
4th 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 funeral was held. End of services
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