Busto di Dante, Castello di Poppi - foto di Mattia Marasco

Dante's Route

A route in the footsteps of Dante Alighieri, straddling Tuscany and Emilia Romagna: Dante's Route is divided into 20 legs, for a total of over 380 km, in a ring route that connects Florence, his hometown, with Ravenna, where the Supreme Poet is buried.

A unique experience, to be done all in one go, with a backpack and a good level of training. But Dante's Route can also be covered partially, choosing among the legs according to taste and ability.  
In any case, a slow way of exploring - but above all - of living the area, which allows to appreciate the variety of natural environments and to come into contact with persons who live there, walking along the ancient communication routes through the woods of the Apennines, the waterfalls, the hamlets, the castles, which still preserve the memory of the illustrious exile.

Many are the places included in Dante's Route that are worth a stop and a visit: Brisighella, Marradi, the Acquacheta waterfall, San Godenzo, Pontassieve, Montemignaio, the Casentino forests, Poppi, Camaldoli, Premilcuore and many others. In addition, obviously, to the cities that lie at the two ends of the route: Florence and Ravenna.

All the useful information to organise your own route is available on the website Il Cammino di Dante and in the specific guide, published by Terre di Mezzo.

Lastly, Dante's Route is part of the Vie di Dante project which, in 2021, has been awarded by Lonely Planet as Best in Travel in the Sustainability category.

On this website in the Download section you can find a map of the hiking path

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Walking route
Hiking route
Tomba di Dante47074
50060 San Godenzo FI, Italia47074
Basilica di San Gaudenzio47074
Acone e Pagnolle47074
Casa di Dante47074
Spedale del Bigallo47074
Pieve di San Leolino47074
Pieve a Pitiana47074
Abbazia di Vallombrosa47074
Castello di Romena47074
Passo la Calla47074
Portico e San Benedetto47074
Bagno a Ripoli  Borgo San Lorenzo  Dicomano  Fiesole  Firenze  Marradi  Palazzuolo sul Senio  Pontassieve  Reggello  Rignano sull’Arno  San Godenzo  Scarperia e San Piero  Vaglia 
384.00 km
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