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History of Ravenna

After the Etruscans came the Umbrans (4th and 5th centuries BC) to settle in the area of Ravenna. Towards 350 BC the Umbrans succumbed to the Celts who left an important imprint but who also had to give way to the emerging power of Rome.

The Cathedral of Resurrection

(Italiano) La costruzione della cattedrale di Ravenna si fa risalire ai tempi del vescovo Orso che la fece edificare tra la fine del IV e gli inizi del V sec. d. C. assieme al battistero e all’episcopio. Dal nome di Orso, o più propriamente Ursus, prende l’intitolazione di basilica Ursiana, dedicata all’Hagia Anastasis: in greco alla Santa Resurrezione di Cristo. La basilica era posta nella cosiddetta Regio Hercolana (la zona a sud-est della città) a ridosso delle mura urbane.

News

Mosaics by night!

During “Mosaic by Night” extraordinary opening of Basilica S.Vitale and Mausoleo di Galla Placidia from July 3rd to September 7th on Tuesdays and Fridays from…

(Italiano) Scarica l’app per la visita ai monumenti di Ravenna

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Advice

Basilica of San Vitale – FROM APRIL TO NOVEMBER 2018

The Basilica will close to visitors when in use for private events or Masses. Below, we provide a timetable for special Masses and closing: From…

Opening hours 2018

From 3th March 2018 will come into force the new visiting hours for diocesan monuments, which will remain valid until 4th november 2018. Neonian Baptistery, Basilica of…

Insights

#Thursdaycoffee: Easter Calendar

The Archiepiscopal Museum of Ravenna preserves inside a rather curious piece: a proconnesium marble slab of about 90 cm on each side datable to the sixth century,…

Little insights #Thursdaycoffee: The Peacock

The Peacock: Hera’s sacred animal in ancient Greece, symbol of royalty in Persia; in early Christianity it takes on the meaning of resurrection and rebirth….

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