From July to October, the region of Emilia-Romagna will be offering a new experience to tourists visiting the area. 'Dante's Train' will travel between Florence and Ravenna, carrying passengers in historic carriages and following the tracks of the famous Italian poet. The train itself was established in 1893 and, although not a luxury steam train, it still provides a historic, slow and relaxing way to enjoy the stunning scenery. The journey is just over 100 kilometres long. The itinerary aims to retrace the route that Dante took through his life and visit the places that were important to him. The journey starts in Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance and the birthplace of Dante in 1265, from here, it continues through San Piero a Sieve to Borgo San Lorenzo, one of the most important towns in the Mugello. Next, it travels through Marradi in the beautiful Tosco-Romagna Apennines and on to Brisighella, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. The next stop, Faenza, is known for its magnificent ceramics and the final stop is Ravenna, where Dante lived out is final years. He died here in 1321 and is buried in the Basilica of San Francesco.
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