19 Sights in Ravenna, Italy (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Ravenna, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 19 sights are available in Ravenna, Italy.

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1. Chiesa dello Spirito Santo

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Chiesa dello Spirito Santo Wilfred Krause / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Holy Spirit Church is an ancient cathedral worshipped by Aryans. It was built in the early 6th century by Theodoric and was originally dedicated to St. Anastasis, that is, the divine resurrection of the Lord. This dedication is not surprising, because we must remember that during the Byzantine Empire, the connection between Greece and Ravenna was very active for centuries. As for the attached Aryan Baptist Hall, shortly after Theodoric's death in 526, it was reinstated as a Catholic cult by Bishop Agnello and dedicated to St. Theodore, Greek soldiers and martyrs of Pondu Amazia.

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2. Basilica di San Vitale

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The Basilica of San Vitale is a late antique church in Ravenna, Italy. The 6th century church is an important surviving example of early Christian Byzantine art and architecture. It is one of eight structures in Ravenna inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its foundational inscription describes the church as a basilica, though its centrally-planned design is not typical of the basilica form. The Roman Catholic Church has designated the building a "basilica", an honorific title bestowed on exceptional church buildings of historic and ecclesial importance.

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3. Basilica di San Francesco

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Basilica di San Francesco José Luiz / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Basilica of San Francesco is a major church in Ravenna. It was first built in 450 by Neo, bishop of Ravenna, and dedicated to saint Peter and Saint Paul. It was later also known as the Church of the Apostles. In the second half of the 9th century and over the course of the 10th century, the earlier church was demolished to build a larger one and a tall bell tower, both of which survive. This new church was dedicated to Saint Peter and named San Pietro Maggiore. It was handed over to the Franciscans in 1261 and rededicated to Francis of Assisi.

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4. Cappella Arcivescovile

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The Archbishop's Chapel is a chapel on the first floor of the bishops' palace in Ravenna, Italy, the smallest of the famous mosaic sites of the city. It is a private oratory of Trinitarian bishops dating from the turn of the 6th century. Although commonly attributed to St. Peter Chrysologus, Archbishop of Ravenna from 433–450, the chapel was actually built by Peter II shortly after he became archbishop in 495. The mosaics date from the original construction, or soon after.

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5. Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

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The Mausoleum of Galla Placidia is a Late Antique Roman building in Ravenna, Italy, built between 425 and 450. It was added to the World Heritage List together with seven other structures in Ravenna in 1996. Despite its common name, the empress Galla Placidia was not buried in the building, a misconception dating from the thirteenth century; she died in Rome and was buried there, probably alongside Honorius in the Mausoleum of Honorius at Old Saint Peter's Basilica.

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6. Duomo

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Ravenna Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ in the city of Ravenna, Italy. Formerly the archiepiscopal seat of the Archdiocese of Ravenna, it is now the seat of the archbishops of Ravenna-Cervia. It was granted the status of a minor basilica by Pope John XXIII on 7 October 1960. It is also the seat of the parish of San Giovanni in Fonte belonging to the Urban Vicariate of the archdiocese of Ravenna-Cervia.

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7. Museo del TAMO

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The domus of triclinium is a Roman domus of the II-III century BC, discovered in 1980, during the construction of the new headquarters of Banca Popolare di Ravenna. The house was reconstructed in its integrity inside the church of San Nicolò, in an exhibition itinerary formed by a Tricliniare dining room, complete with furnishings, together with other materials from Italian archaeological museums.

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8. Chiesa di Santa Croce

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The church of Santa Croce is a church built in Ravenna by the Roman empress Galla Placidia; Between the late 14th century and the beginning of the seventeenth century the imposing church was mutilated of some of its parts. The so -called Mausoleum of Galla Placidia was initially a chapel accessible from the narthex of this church, but the subsequent demolitions made it an independent building.

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9. Battistero Neoniano

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The Baptistery of Neon is a Roman religious building in Ravenna, northeastern Italy. The most ancient monument remaining in the city, it was partly erected on the site of a Roman bath. It is also called the Orthodox Baptistery to distinguish it from the Arian Baptistery constructed on behest of Ostrogothic King Theodoric some 50 years later.

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10. Chiesa di San Romualdo

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The church of San Romualdo is located in the historic center of Ravenna, at the intersection of via Alfredo Baccarini and via Nicolò Rondinelli; Closed to worship but not deconsecrated, it falls within the territory of the parish of Sant'Agata Maggiore, of the Archdiocese of Ravenna-Cervia, but is owned by the municipal property.

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11. Mausoleo di Teodorico

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The Mausoleum of Theodoric, in Ravenna, is the most famous funeral construction of the Ostrogoths. We do not know precisely when and by those who were built, that is to say whether the great Theodoric himself provided for his realization, or if his daughter Amalasunta close to the father's death were provided there.

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12. Museo Arcivescovile

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The Archiepiscopal Museum is located in Ravenna, Italy, next to the Baptistry of Neon and behind the Duomo of Ravenna. In the museum relics of early Christian Ravenna are preserved, including fragments of mosaic from the first cathedral church, and the chapel of Sant'Andrea, dating from the Gothic kingdom.

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13. Porta Sisi

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Porta Sisi, formerly called Porta Ursicin, Sisina, Ausisna, Cisa and, in modern times, Porta Mazzini, is one of the four historical doors of the city of Ravenna and is, with Porta Adriana, Porta San Mamante and Porta Nuova, in use continuously from the moment of his erection.

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14. Eurowheel

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Eurowheel is a 92-metre (302 ft) tall Ferris wheel at the Mirabilandia amusement park near Ravenna, in Emilia–Romagna, Italy. It is known for its views over Ravenna and nearby beaches, and its 50,000 light bulbs are said to make it the brightest Ferris wheel in the world.

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15. Battistero degli Ariani

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The Arian Baptistry in Ravenna, Italy is a Christian baptismal building that was erected by the Ostrogothic King Theodoric the Great between the end of the 5th century and the beginning of the 6th century A. D. , at the same time as the Basilica of Sant' Apollinare Nuovo.

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16. Santa Giustina

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The church of Santa Giustina is a Catholic place of worship of the historic center of Ravenna, located in Piazza Duomo, to the right of the Cathedral; It falls within the territory of the parish of San Giovanni in Fonte and is the seat of the homonymous rectory.

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17. Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

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The church of Santa Maria degli Angeli is a Catholic place of worship of the center of Ravenna, located in via Oberdan 6, the seat of the homonymous rectory falling within the territory of the parish of San Giovanni in Fonte.

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18. DiVertical

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Divertical is a Russian mountain of the Water Coaster type, located in the Mirabilandia amusement park in Ravenna. It is the highest Water Coaster in the world, as well as the highest Russian mountain in Italy.

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19. Santa Maria in Porto

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The Basilica of Santa Maria in Porto was an important church in Ravenna, not far from Porta Nuova, on the via Roma, the north-south high street across the historic city centre. It houses the Greek Madonna.

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