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

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1. 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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2. 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.

Wikipedia: Chiesa dello Spirito Santo (Ravenna) (IT)

3. 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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4. 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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5. 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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6. 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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7. Duomo di Ravenna

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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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8. Teatro Dante Alighieri

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The Teatro Comunale Alighieri is an opera house located at 2 Via Mariani in Ravenna, Italy and designed by the Venetian architects, Tommaso Meduna and his brother, Giambattista who had designed the second La Fenice theatre after the fire of 1836. The new Teatro Comunale Alighieri was inaugurated on 15 May 1852 with a production of Meyerbeer's Robert le diable, followed by Giovanni Pacini's Medea.

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9. Museo del TAMO

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The Domus del Triclinio is a Roman domus of the II-III century BC, discovered in 1980, during the construction of the new headquarters of the Banca Popolare di Ravenna. The house has been rebuilt in its entirety inside the Church of San Nicolò, in an exhibition itinerary formed by a triclinian dining room, complete with furnishings, along with other materials from Italian archaeological museums.

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10. 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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11. Sant'Agata Maggiore

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Sant'Agata Maggiore José Luiz / CC BY-SA 4.0

Maggiore Cathedral in Santa Agata, one of the oldest churches in Ravenna, is located in the center of the city, just a few steps away from St. Francis Cathedral and Dante's Tomb. The church was built in the 5th century, although its present appearance is due to early 20th century restoration, which restored the church to its original early Christian form.

Wikipedia: Basilica di Sant'Agata Maggiore (IT)

12. Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

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The Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo is a basilica church in Ravenna, Italy. It was erected by the Ostrogothic king Theodoric the Great as his palace chapel during the first quarter of the 6th century. This Arian church was originally dedicated in 504 AD to "Christ the Redeemer".

Wikipedia: Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo (EN)

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. 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 Nicolo Rondinelli; It belongs to the diocese of Santa Agata Maggiore in the Archdiocese of Ravenna-Sevia, but is a municipal property.

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17. Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

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The church of Santa Maria degli Angeli is a place of Catholic worship in the center of Ravenna, located in via Oberdan 6, 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.

Wikipedia: Santa Maria in Porto Basilica (EN)

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