The Dome is not very beauty I...
The Dome is not very beauty I think but near here you can find the “Museo Arcivescovile” with the famous ivory desk.
In Via di Roma you can find “Basilica of S. Apollinare Nuovo”. Here you can see the rests of Teodorico’s Palace.
Near the train station there is Teodorico’s Museum. Teodorico, the Ostrogothinc king erected this sepulchre in 520. When he died he was put inside, but after a long time his bones were lost.
In the ciy centre there is the...
In the ciy centre there is the Dante Alighieri’s Tomb. It’s not a special building, but Dante was really important in italian culture because he was one of the best italian poets. He went in Ravenna in 1316 as exile fron Florence. His host was Guido Novello da Polenta. Here he finished to write “La Divina Commedia” and died the 13 september 1321. Every year from Florence (Dante’s birth city) arrives the oil that burn inside.
The building near here is the S. Francesco’s church
In the city of Ravenna you can go jogging , there are good paths for that, roller skating if you wish, get a free bike at the tourist office for a day by leaving your document. There's one big stadium and a pool. I know there are some gyms, but I have never been at the ones in Ravenna, just I'm aware of their existance.
Ristorante LA GARDELA
Food was superb, can't guarantee anything as we where there only once. But that expierience was perfect, don't know whethear I was so hungry or what :). Seriously, lasagne was melting in the mounth. Wonderful service, no rush, location in a calm place and right in the center of Ravenna. Dinning there outside in summer is a nice expierience.the good things works till quite late as for a restaurant. I loved lasagne. But my companion loved other meals saying they were good.
IT's a pity I can't say the prices but having in mind that it's a central location orientated to tourists they must have been higher than average.
Basilica of S. Apollinare, Nuovo
More or less as an afterthought -- we'd already done a lot of mosaic-viewing that morning, and it was very hot in Ravenna -- we decided to swing by the sixth century Basilica of S. Apollinare, Nuovo. I was immensely glad that we'd done so, for two reasons. First, there was a really excellent gift shop (orders of magnitude better than the one at the Basilica di San Vitale) which included ice-cold beverages amongst its wares. Gratia Deo! And we could enjoy them while visiting the cloister, attached to the basilica. Second, I absolutely loved the procession of twenty-two virgin saints which approach the altar, high up on the left side of the central nave, led by the Magi offering gifts to the Madonna. (On the right hand side, you get twenty-six martyrs.) And the panels depicting Christ's miracles and parables were delightful. Pay particular attention to Lazarus, emerging bound from his tomb. Don't miss the bell tower, which was an eleventh century addition, a most imposing sight.
It was also intriguing to read about the turf wars over the bones of St. Apollinaris, the first Bishop of Ravenna. Originally interred in Classe, the bones were removed in the middle of the eleventh century and relocated to this basilica (which began its life as an Arian cathedral dedicated by Theodoric, the Gothic king, in the early sixth centuary and was subsequently reconsecrated in 561 to honor St. Martin of Tours before being renamed for the saint whose bones it was meant to house), ostensibly to remove them from the danger posed by raids from pirates. Somehow things got muddled thereafter, with monks in both eponymous churches insisting that the saint's relics were definitely in one place or the other. Ultimately Pope Alexander III had to restore peace. Based upon a survey -- of what, I cannot say -- it was decided that Classe was the blessed repository. Personally, I think S. Apollinare would have been happy with either venue.
Open daily, April-September, from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; March/October, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM; November-February, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This is included in the combination ticket for 7.50 euros which allows admission at the Basilica di San Vitale, the Mausoleum of Galla Placida, and the Battistero Neoniano. (Note that the ticket price rises to 9.50 from March-June).