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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

(Italiano) Ammirare Ravenna?! Basta uno s-CAA-tto

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(Italiano) Mostra “La bellezza ch’io vidi…”: la Divina Commedia e i mosaici di Ravenna

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Advice

Extraordinary opening for the Basilica St. Vitale and Mausoleum of Galla Placidia

Extraordinary opening for the Basilica St. Vitale and Mausoleum of Galla Placidia on January 1st from 2.30 pm till 6.00 pm (last entrance 5.45 pm). Info Opera di…

Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day

We inform tourists that Diocesan sites: Basilica St.Vitale, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Basilica St.Apollinare Nuovo, Neonian Baptistery and Archiepiscopal Museum will be closed on December…

Insights

#ThursdayCoffee: “I, Emperor once, am now Justinian”

“I, Emperor once, am now Justinian” (Dante Alighieri, Divina Commedia, Paradiso VI, 10) In Thursday’s coffee this week we focus on one of the most…

#ThursdayCoffee: San Vitale’s chapel

Walking along the ambulatory of San Vitale’s church you can see, in the south-west area of the building, a small basin with three steps (often…

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