Ravenna Things to Do

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  • 1. Mosaics

    “O lone Ravenna! many a tale is told Of thy great glories in the days of old: Two thousand years have passed since thou didst see Caesar ride forth to royal victory.” — from “Ravenna” by Oscar Wilde...

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  • 2. Churches

    “Ave, vestal-eyed Ravenna! Grant at last the boon I crave Far from rush and crush of highways, In the hush of hidden byways Let me stand by Dante’s grave.” — from “Dante’s Grave” by Carl B. H. Wolff...

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  • 3. Events

    “Lord Byron, who preferred Ravenna to all the other towns of Italy, and was influenced in some measure by his intimacy with the Countess Guiccioli, a member of the Gamba family of Ravenna, spent two...

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  • 4. The coast

    We were all ready to jump into the Adriatic after a day of gazing at the best of Byzantium translated into Italian. The question was, where to do it. In keeping with our dual themes (Etruscans and...

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  • 5. Dante's Tomb

    Dante's Tomb (Tomba di Dante) is located just off Piazza Garibaldi. Dante Alighieri - "the divine poet." In exile from his hometown of Florence, the author of...

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  • 6. Dante's tomb

    Just off Piazza Garibaldi is the tomb of Dante Alighieri. The author of Divine Comedy died in Ravenna in 1321. To the right of the small temple is a mound of...

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  • 7. Dante is in Ravenna!

    Ever wondered where one of the most famous Italian classics is resting now? The one that wrote the "Divine comedy"? Well he's resting in peace in...

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  • 8. While you're hanging around the San Vitale complex

    If you've already shelled out your 8 euros for the combination ticket that gets you into Sant'Apollinare in Classe and the Masoleum of Teodorico, you might as...

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  • 9. Pinacoteca Comunale

    Housed in 15th century monastery, la Pinacoteca Comunale is Ravenna's art museum. It contains a collection of art spanning many centuries, from the Roman era to...

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  • 10. Museo Nazionale

    Housed in the former Benedictine monastery adjacent to San Vitale, il Museo Nazionale (the National Museum) contains a large collection of antique objects found...

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  • 11. Mausoleo di Teodorico

    Located over 1km from the centre of Ravenna, the Mausoleum of Theodoric the Great is yet another monument listed as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. It was...

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  • 12. Rocca di Brancaleone

    As indicated by the bas-relief of Saint Mark's Lion, placed above the entrance of the inner castle, the Rocca di Brancaleone was built by the Venetians (in...

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  • 13. Torre Civica

    This visibly leaning tower is the sole survivor of many mediaeval towers that once dotted the city of Ravenna. It was built in the 12th century, a period when...

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  • 14. Palazzetto Veneziano

    The oldest surviving structure on Piazza del Popolo, il Palazzetto Veneziano was built by the Venetians in 1462. The building is attached to Palazza Comunale...

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  • 15. Piazza del Popolo

    Considered the heart of Ravenna, Piazza del Popolo was historically the civil and administrative centre of the city. It is surrounded by some historic...

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  • 16. Palazzo Comunale

    Nowadays the city hall of Ravenna, il Palazzo Comunale has been the administrative building of Ravenna since its construction. The existing Renaissance-style...

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  • 17. Tomba di Dante Alighieri

    In this Neoclassical mausoleum rests none other than Dante Alighieri. The Florentine poet spent his last days in Ravenna where he died in 1321. His funeral took...

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  • 18. The very leaning tower of Ravenna

    The Torre Civica-Sala d'attore. Amazing. I looked through every virtualtourist page and photo and nowhere did this even rate.As we rounded a corner on our way...

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  • 19. Piazza del Popolo

    Piazza del Popolo is a place you'll eventually come to, set as it is near the centre of town. There are cafes here, but not in abundance, and there are the...

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  • 20. 5 Point tour of Ravenna

    Ravenna's most important buildings include S. Apollinare Nuovo and in Classe, The Mausoleum of Theodoric and the Baptisteries. Art treasures from various epochs...

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  • 21. Dante's tomb

    This little temple, built in 1780 by Camillo Morigia, contains the sarcophagus with the bones of Dante. Inside, above the sarcophagus, there is a 1483 relief by...

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  • 22. The Archiepiscopal Museum

    The small Archiepiscopal Museum (Museo Arcivescovile) is situated on the 1st floor of the Bishop’s Palace. But, the objects inside are of great historical and...

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  • 23. Piazza 20 Settembre

    In almost every italian town, there is a main square or street called 20 Settembre. Of course, there’s also one in Ravenna, but compared to other squares its...

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  • 24. Piazza del Popolo

    Piazza del Popolo (People’s Square) is the central square in Ravenna. Like many cities in this part of Italy, it is surrounded by medieval and renaissance...

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  • 25. Porta Adriana

    The renaissance city gate was built on the site of a former gate which was supposed to be from the year 1000 or older. It was finished in 1583 with a tower...

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