4. DANTE IN ROMAGNA-TUSCANY LAND - CODE: ISDIRT
Itinerary n. 4 – DANTE IN ROMAGNA-TUSCANY LAND
Ravenna, Forlì surroundings, Bertinoro, Forlimpopoli
04 days / 03 nights
1st DAY – RAVENNA
Ravenna, the city where Dante spent the last years of his life. Visit the Mausoleum of Galla Placida, the S. Vitale Basilica, the Basilica of St. Apollinaris Nuovo, born as a place of Aryan worship, the Palace of the Da Polenta family and the home of Francesca. Free lunch. In the afternoon, 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 was held his funeral. Dinner and overnight.
2nd Day –FORLI’ and ACQUACHETA VALLEY
Departure for San Benedetto in Alpe where, weather permitting, you can take a pleasant walk in the luxuriant nature of the Casentino Forest National Park (3 hours trekking in total) until the Acquacheta waterfall. Continue to Portico, ancient village perfectly preserved in its medieval urban structure. Free lunch. Departure for Castrocaro, known since Roman times for its thermal waters. Visit the medieval fortress on the cliff. Further downstream there is Terra del Sole, the fortified town built by Cosimo de 'Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, that still preserves its original layout. Dinner and overnight
3rd DAY – BERTINORO and FORLIMPOPOLI
Departure for Bertinoro, called the "Balcony of Romagna". The magnificent Palazzo Ordelaffi in Libertà Square, the Clock Tower and the ancient fortress inside of which there is the Interreligious Museum dedicated to the three great monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam). Free lunch. In the afternoon transfer to Forlimpopoli, where art and gastronomy have reached the apex. It is the place of birth of Mr. Artusi, author of the famous book Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well. Visit to Casa Artusi and, on request, possibility to assist to a cooking class. Dinner and overnight.
4th Day – RAVENNA
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