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Culture of Ravenna. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Ravenna Among sites and landmarks of the city of Ravenna tourists will discover ancient religious buildings and constructions, majestic palaces, museums and scenic park areas aged more than several hundred years. The most remarkable object of tourist interest is the Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe. The landmark is located near the city center. The first church was found on this place in the 6th century, however in course of time its appearance has been sufficiently changed. The Basilica has been extended and added to its present scale. Today city guests can observe a beautiful bell tower of the 9th century and a harmonic portico which was built in the 16th century.
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The main relic of the basilica is an ancient altar. The territory of the basilica keeps several tombs of saints. The Basilica di San Vitale is another remarkable landmark of the destination as well. It is located near a railway station. This beautiful monument of the Byzantine epoch has been preserved in good condition till present days. The basilica was established in the first half of the 6th century, the construction of the religious building lasted for 20 years.
The basilica is noted for its luxurious internal decoration, its walls are designed with subtle mosaic sets and marble inlays. The Ostrogoth’s tomb constructions are part of the historical heritage of the city too. The Mausoleo di Teodorico is a unique building, which is mainly built of limestone blocks. Copyright
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The Mausoleo di Teodorico is among the sights of the global significance attracting annually thousands of tourists to the destination. The Palazzo di Teodorico is one of the most remarkable architectural sights of the city of Ravenna. No one still knows for sure a true purpose of this building. According to several versions the building of the palace was built on a place of a chapel. Another version is that the palace was previously used as a fortifying construction. According to the third version the palace was home to warders.
Ravenna, Italy An exact date of palace establishment is still unknown, admittedly it was built in the middle of the 8th century. The palace features original architectural style, its front side is decorated with refined arches and columns, eaves and loggias. The Battistero degli Ariani is a recommended site to include into a schedule of Ravenna vacation. This beautiful octagonal building was made of burnt bricks. The building looks amazing being embraced with a garden of ancient trees. The main elements of its interior decoration are magnificent ornaments and ancient mosaics covering its walls.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Ravenna and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Ravenna
♥   Palace 'Palazzo dei Diamanti' Ferrara, 65.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Ducale' Urbino, 84.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Ravenna and around
♥   Art museum 'Pinacoteca Civica di Forlì' Forlì, 25.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Malatestiana Library' Cesena, 31.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Pinacoteca Comunale di Cesena' Cesena, 31.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Ravenna
♥   Basilica di S. Vitale, Ravenna, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria in Porto, Ravenna, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna, 4.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Pietro, Cervia, 21 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica della Madonna del Molino, Lugo, 24.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Mercuriale, Forlì, 25.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Croce, Forlì, 25.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Ravenna and near

Guaita Tower

From the series “Amazing Ancient Fortresses Preserved to This Day”
In the tiny state of San Marino, you will find the World Heritage site - the ancient Guaita castle, whose construction dates back to the 11th century. In reality the old castle is only a part of the architectural complex, which consists of three towers. They were erected much later than Guaita, which had served as a prison since its foundation. The hill Monte-Titano, on which there are three castle towers, is the highest point of the state. Its height above sea level forms 750 meters. … Read further

Italia in Miniature

From the series “Famous Miniature Museums of Architectural Objects and Cities”
You can see all the famous historical and cultural sites of Italy in one excursion, just visit the "Italy in Miniature" park, located in the immediate vicinity of the city of Rimini. This park of miniatures is one of the largest in the world, its area is 85 hectares. In the park there are 270 models of natural, architectural and historical sights of the country. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Ravenna

Culture guide to Ravenna. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Ravenna: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Ravenna. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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