Day trip

From Florence to Ravenna: Historic Train "Il Treno di Dante"

Activity provider: IL TRENO DI DANTE SRL

From Florence to Ravenna: Historic Train "Il Treno di Dante"

Activity provider: IL TRENO DI DANTE SRL

From US$ 54.52 per person

Board "Dante's historic Train" for an unforgettable trip through Dante's lands, from Florence to Ravenna, passing through Borgo San Lorenzo, Marradi, Brisighella, and Faenza.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Audio guide included
English, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the emotional journey of Italy's rich heritage and countryside
  • Go back in time while exploring the medieval village of Brisighella
  • Discover Faenza and admire its world-famous ceramics
  • Appreciate the UNESCO mosaics in the historic town of Ravenna
  • Try local delicacies during the train stops to get a full taste for Italy
Full description

Follow the footsteps of Dante Alighieri on a train ride across the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines. Choose Saturdays for a long stop in Brisighella or Faenza, or Sundays for short stops in Borgo San Lorenzo, Marradi, Brisighella, and Faenza. Whatever your path, enjoy a day trip full of scenery and culture.

Take a heritage train ride through famous artistic cities and medieval towns in the heart of the countryside where time seems to have stopped. The scenery is stunning and the itineraries quite unique in both the cities and the ancient towns in the Apennine hills.

Your scenic journey begins with vineyards, olive groves, and ancient farmhouses as far as the eye can see, before turning into woodland with chestnut and beech trees and mule tracks. Finally, the train descends through the rolling hills of Romagna which are dotted with farmland and orchards.

Pass through the Regional Park of the Gypsum Vein of Romagna and the National Park of the Casentinesi Forests, which offer a wide selection of nature walks.

Your Steward will narrate the history, nature, culture, and curiosities as they’re relevant to the surroundings, and suggest restaurants and must-see attractions in each location visited.

Keep your ticket to access a selection of touristic treasures within the six towns free of charge. Find discounts and free extras at certain restaurants and trattorias in the towns, your steward can advise you on the best in each area.

Includes
  • Return ticket
  • On-board steward
  • Headset
  • Entry to selected museums, castles, theatres and palaces on the route
  • Discounts and extras at selected restaurants and trattorias
  • 1.5-hour stop at Brisighella or Faenza (Saturdays only)
  • Meals or drinks
  • Accommodation
  • Stops not mentioned in the itinerary
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Find "Il Treno di Dante" at Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train Station. It will leave from platform 14, 15 or 16 at 8:50 AM. You'll arrive in Ravenna at 11:57 AM. Your return journey leaves from Ravenna Train Station at 5:54 PM. Please check the departure board for the correct platform. You'll arrive back in Florence at 9 PM. Be sure to arrive with plenty of time as the train will not wait. If you miss the train, you will not be offered a replacement ticket.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Trains will stop for 1.5 hours in Brisighella or Faenza on selected Saturdays

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