Things to do in Ravenna

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Things to Do in Ravenna


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Top Attractions in Ravenna

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Masterful Byzantine mosaics adorn this octagonal basilica, showcasing historical and religious scenes. Quiet ambiance ideal for appreciating art and architecture.
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Intimate mausoleum with intricate 5th-century mosaics and marble sarcophagi, nestled by the Basilica di San Vitale. A UNESCO site with historical significance and mesmerizing artwork.
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Byzantine basilica with striking mosaics depicting historical and biblical scenes. Offers combined tickets for cultural exploration, ideal for travelers keen on art and history.
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Theme park with thrill rides, Wild West and Dinoland zones for kids, and a revamped Ducati section. Enjoy the magical atmosphere and family-friendly attractions.
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Early Christian site with UNESCO status, showcasing ancient mosaics and artifacts like the ivory Throne of Archbishop Maximian and the Paschal calendar in a historic setting.
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  • Albia-Newton
    Evanton, UK4,682 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic history and beautiful art

    These sites are part of the five site ticket that you can buy for Ravenna

    The mausoleum is small and if the are is busy there is a timed entry system in place
    Written July 13, 2024
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  • Chris B
    Knoxville, TN124 contributions
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    If you have little time in Ravenna and are interested in history, don’t miss this! Today, historians believe that it is a private chapel, rather than a tomb, for Galla Placidia - who was the daughter of an Eastern Roman emperor and the wife of a Visigoth King, and later an Augusta herself! Galla Placidia likely sponsored and oversaw the construction of the building personally, and she spared no expense - stretching Byzantine artistic techniques to the limit, and leaving a monument that you have to see to believe - even today!
    Written May 31, 2024
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  • Albia-Newton
    Evanton, UK4,682 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the series of fantastic churches in Ravenna

    This one is a bit of a walk from the other four sites on the five church ticket - worth taking the time as it’s worth seeing
    Written July 13, 2024
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia34,183 contributions
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    Compared to the baptisteries of Florence and Pisa, the octagonal Baptistery of Neon does not make an impression externally. An ordinary brick building. Today we do not see it in the same form as during construction, because over the past centuries, the building has drained by as much as 3 meters. Of all the 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ravenna, the Neon Baptistery was built the earliest. And among all the surviving early Christian Baptisteries in Europe and the Middle East, it is the best preserved. Despite the turbulent history of Italy in general and Ravenna in particular, surprisingly, it reached almost untouched. This is especially evident in the central mosaic of the dome, where the scene of the baptism of Christ by John the Baptist is laid out. Jesus' chest feels like wet, polished water, but there are no droplets yet.. It's amazing, because 16 centuries have passed! The perimeter depicts a procession of the twelve apostles passing in two directions with the final meeting of St. Peter with St. Paul. The walls are decorated too. The original stucco depicting the prophets was mistakenly regarded as late during the restoration of the early 20th century. It was deleted. After the exact dating, nothing could be done, so we see the reconstruction. No one is lowered into the baptismal bath, tourists throw coins there. Coins were thrown, of course, not as much as in the Trevi fountain. The bath itself is of the XVI century, with the exception of the pulpit- a place for a priest. It is original- V century.
    Written May 12, 2024
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  • Barusee23
    Pernink, Czech Republic55 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our visit on Monday. There weren't a lot of people, which is very positive. We didn't wait long time at the attractions. The food was good and plenty of it and the stuff was also good and helping.
    Negatives... Bus transport from Rimini, although should be arranged from June, is first in process from JULY. This is not listed anywhere on the internet!!! Luckily we didn't wait long until we realized no bus is coming and we borrowed a scooter, because any other public transport is VERY DIFFICULT.
    Also, what really disappointed us, was that most of the attractions for "bigger people", or let's say adults or adolescents, were closed. Almost the whole Ducati part was closed...Hot wheels was closed. THIS SHOULD BE ALSO LISTED ON THE INTERNET!

    We will not come back later, until all the attractions are open 👐
    Written June 24, 2024
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  • Megan
    Malinta, OH133 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice tribute to a great author. The tomb cannot be entered, only viewed from behind a gate. There is a nice garden area to walk around/sit and reflect. At the time I was there, they also had a Dante "museum" where they showed paintings, photos, sculptures, and other artistic interpretations of Dante and his works. It was interesting to view, didn't take up much time (maybe 15 minutes total) and it was free. To be honest, Ravenna doesn't have a whole lot to do, so this is something to consider if you need to fill up some time.
    Written July 17, 2023
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  • Dee D
    Zrece, Slovenia14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Safari is a really cool experience, you get to see zebras, camels, alpacas, tigers and lions up close. The zoo part, however, is a bit neglected and could be a bit more updates. Also the smell in the closed areas, like raptors and such, was horrible.
    Written April 30, 2022
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  • paul c
    Huddersfield, UK23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have wanted to visit all the sites in Ravenna that have the mosaics for several years. They exceeded our expectations and our expectations were very high. The mosaics are stunning and the combined ticket is very reasonably priced.

    As I arrived at the museum I discovered that I had accidentally booked online for February rather than March so my ticket had expired. The two young women at the ticket office were so friendly and helpful and contacted the manager so that my ticket could be authorised and used. Thank you so much for being so kind.
    Written March 14, 2024
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  • Joy Black
    96 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth reading up on Ravenna's imperial history before you come, so you appreciate just WHY this is the Arian baptistry, as opposed to the catholic foundations - it's all to do with Goths and Theodoric! It's interesting to be able to spot the subtle, but important, differences in the iconography used in the mosaics.
    Written June 13, 2023
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  • ANGELO V
    Milan, Italy4,408 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This church was built during the 10th-11th centuries, and it is known for having been the place of Dante Alighieri's funeral in 1321. It is close to the poet's tomb.

    The church itself is not very interesting, but the crypt under the main altar is: it is flooded by sea water, but the floor mosaics are still visible, with several fishes swimming above them (you need a one-Euro coin to turn the lights on).
    Written February 7, 2023
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  • Joy Black
    96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a small but stunning museum. The quality of the mosaics in situ on the floors her are better than any other I've ever seen - and I've seen a few. It won't take much of your time, but it's well worth it.
    Written June 13, 2023
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK185,717 contributions
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    This is the main square in Ravenna and one time political and religious centre of administration. The Ravenna Town Hall still stands on the western end of the square. The square is surprisingly compact for such a prominent location. Several of the city landmarks are in this location including the two columns, Palazzo Apostolico, the former headquarters of the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro and Palazzo dei Rasponi del Sale. Beautiful place.
    Written July 12, 2023
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