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Sightseeing in Ravenna - what to see. Complete travel guide

This city is rich in historical and architectural complexes, which traditionally attract tourists from all over the world. Here you will see old churches and tombs that have survived from ancient times. Many of them were built during the reign of the Roman Empire.
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 … Open
Mausoleum of Galla Placido is one of the unique buildings of this city. Here have remained the oldest mosaics in Ravvenne. The mosaics are a precious piece of art. Basilica of San Vitale is known as one of the most beautiful churches. Its building took place in the middle of the 6th century. The facade of the basilica is decorated with beautiful carvings with gliding, and the inside decoration includes floor and walls lined with elegant mosaics. The shape of the building is also truly unusual - the basilica features an octagonal shape, while the most common shape for such buildings is a rectangular one. Basilica of Sant 'Apollinare Nuova built in the 7th century is a no less interesting building. Ravenna is often called the city of mosaics, and this name is true. The basilica is decorated with fascinating images made of pieces of colored marble. Over two dozen pictures made from the mosaic show the scenes from the life of Jesus Christ. You will also see the images of saints and angels.
Don’t forget to visit Santo Spirito Church. In addition to rich decoration of the façade this church is notable for picturesque garden surrounding it. Here you can walk in silence and solitude, and enjoy the splendor of the local countryside. The mausoleum of Theodoric is without a doubt the most extraordinary architectural structure of the city. The outdoor design features the decahedral shape, but inside the mausoleum is perfectly round. Besides these places of interest you can make a tour to Basilica of Sant 'Apollinare-in-Class or move your feet to the mausoleum near the tomb of Dante. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
During the mild season foreign guests give preference to beach leisure and recreation. The resort offers great well-equipped beach areas featuring comfort enhancing facilities and prefect … Open
You can diversify the exploring of historical sights by walking through the picturesque Klasse pine forest, whose huge area is more than 3000 hectares. Besides centuries-old pine trees in the forest, you can see numerous rare bushes, herbs, and medicinal plants. It is best to go there in summer. In addition to the rich flora, the forest is famous for its variety of birds. Ornithologists from all over the world come here to watch them.
No less interesting is Rasponi garden. It is surrounded by spectacular palaces, where the city's wealthiest families once lived. You need to go through the beautiful 18th-century gate to get to the garden. In fact, the garden turns out to be surrounded by ancient walls. Initially, plenty of medicinal plants are grown on its territory. An ancient fountain with a sculptural composition is its central decoration.
1. Trains to Bologna, Ferrara and Rimini regularly depart from the Ravenna central railway station, a trip to one of the neighboring cities will take no more than one and a half hours. The … Open
The Archbishop's Museum is the greatest cultural center. It occupies a beautiful ancient palace. The exposition of the museum is made up of ancient works of art, which decorated destroyed churches previously. Among them are valuable paintings of the 6th century, created by Byzantine masters. One of the most precious antiques is a carved archbishop's throne, made of ivory.
Ravenna Galla Placidia The National Museum of Ravenna is located in the building of an ancient Benedictine monastery. Its opening was held in 1804. For more than 200 years, the museum's collection has been filled up with a variety of exhibits. Nowadays, it has old church items, collections of ancient Roman coins, and antique weapons. The museum features a rich collection of archaeological finds discovered in the city.
Ravenna has preserved many historic houses, where outstanding artists formerly lived. In the Palazzo Guiccioli square, there is a house where Lord Byron used to live. It will be of interest to all admirers of his talents. Not so long ago, the historic mansion was restored. Today, it houses a small historical museum, and a museum dedicated to the poet's work. Despite the fact that Byron lived just about two years there, the house contains a rich collection of his personal belongings and manuscripts.
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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Ravenna
♥   Castle 'Rocca Brancaleone' Ravenna, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Borgo Castello di Castiglione' Palombara Sabina, 18.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca Estense' Lugo, 23 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca di Ravaldino' Forlì, 25.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca' Forlimpopoli, 26.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Ravenna
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna' , 63.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
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

Sights around Ravenna from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Basilica di San Petronio

From the series “Famous unfinished buildings ”
The project of finishing the facade was redone. You may notice that only a small part of it is lined with rare pink marble today. The basilica is several hundred years old. But it was officially consecrated only recently, in 1954. The complete reconstruction of the temple started about 20 years ago. It continues today. Visitors to the attraction have the opportunity not only to admire the interior design of the temple but also to climb to the observation deck. An important religious relic was moved to the cathedral in 2000. These are the remains of Saint Petronio. They attract pilgrims from various countries today. … Read further

Two Towers of Bologna

From the series “Falling towers and buildings”
Garisenda tower was built in the 13th century. Its original height was also about 100 meters. The tower began to tilt due to ground subsidence a few years after construction. Therefore, it had to be significantly shortened. The tower is 48 meters high currently. The textile factory was located in the tower for more than 400 years. It became the property of the municipality after that. The tower of the Garisenda is closed to visitors for safety reasons, unlike its neighbor. The angle of inclination is too great. … Read further
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