The 10 Best Things to Do in Province of Ravenna, Italy

December 20, 2017 Phylicia Berquist

The province of Ravenna (Italian: provincia di Ravenna Romagnol: Pruvènza ed Ravèna) is a province in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Ravenna. As of 2015, it has a population of 391,997 inhabitants over an area of 1,859.44 square kilometres (717.93 sq mi), giving it a population density of 210.81 inhabitants per square kilometre. Its provincial president is Claudio Casadio.
Restaurants in Province of Ravenna

1. Basilica San Vitale

Via San Vitale, 48121, Ravenna, Italy +39 0544 541688
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5 based on 3 reviews

Basilica San Vitale

History As a symbol of the Archiepiscopal Chancellery of Ravenna, San Vitale is one of the greatest works of late Roman art. Famous for its mosaics commissioned by Archbishop Maximian (546/556 AD), the basilica is a place of contemplation. While the body descends its steps the spirit rises to the Truth. A masterpiece to be admired for its evident beauty and its hidden, precise, evocative theological argument.

Reviewed By coconutugly - Marbella, Spain

I ❤️’d this Basilica.... i saw it in arctic conditions, bad lighting, freezing....but thought it was just magnificent. Could’ve gazed at the mosaics for ages. Don’t know the price for entry as we bought the 9€ all incl ticket for 5 places. There was no-one around! This leads to the Mausoleum Behind it., also a must-see

2. Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

Via San Vitale, 48121, Ravenna, Italy +39 0544 541688
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5 based on 2 reviews

Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

Reviewed By MarcusHurley - Bristol, United Kingdom

One benefit of visiting in the winter is that very few other people do!
We had the place to ourselves and it is a delightful tomb. The sarcophagi were impressive examples of early Christian work but the decor of the tomb was just amazing.
Don't leave San Vitale without visiting this place too!

3. Puro & Bio Cervia

Viale Nazario Sauro 136, 48015, Cervia, Italy +39 348 065 4384
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5 based on 169 reviews

Puro & Bio Cervia

Reviewed By Mirco Z - Parma, Italy

We know italian icecream is the best but here the quality and the tastes are over any imagination! All the different icecream tastes are awesome and the attention to the quality of the ingredients is at the top. The staff inside is kind and friendly since you enter. I am litteraly crazy with the ricemilk yoghurt and how they prepare it with different additional ingredients that you can select and a big attention to distribute these ingredients in different levels so you can savor them from the top to the end of the glass.
It is a must: visit and enjoy your icecream!

4. Palazzo Milzetti Museo Nazionale dell'eta Neoclassica in Romagna

Via Giulio Cesare Tonducci 15, 48018, Faenza, Italy +39 0546 26493
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4.5 based on 144 reviews

Palazzo Milzetti Museo Nazionale dell'eta Neoclassica in Romagna

Reviewed By Eli B - Sydney, Australia

Interesting to find a celebrated town in Italy where fame or renown comes not from its 15th century Cathedral, medieval palazzos or vast picture galleries of 13th-14th century paintings and sculptures, but from the production of a certain type of white-glazed ceramic called faienze.. Add to this the realisation that Faenza has been doing this since the 12th century and it was responsible for us, at short notice, to visit some of the workshops and a school of fine art where we witnessed stages of modelling vases and the preparation of colours. The industry is well spread all over Emilia-Romagna but it all started in Faenza due to its rich clay suitable for forming and baking.
We trawled, amazed, through the Museum of Ceramics, home to one of the largest collections in the world, displaying works from the Middle Ages through to the 19th century with a private bequest that netted the establishment 960 Maiolica plates and vases, donated by a passionate scholar and art historian to whom we are pen this ode today.
The museum took us through the different periods of Faience, from the archaic, floral and Berttino styles, to the white-blue glaze of 18th century Chinoiserie. Regretfully we lacked the time to do an in-depth study of the 50,000 volumes detailing the history of Faience in the museum library. Maybe next visit?...... my femme cocks a credulent eye-brow movement in my direction. Enough said!

5. Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

Via di Roma, 48121, Ravenna, Italy +39 0544 541688
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

Reviewed By MarcusHurley - Bristol, United Kingdom

This was the first place we visited after leaving the train station and it was by far the best. The mosaics are breathtaking! The fact that it wasn't designed as a church added to the appeal. The mosaics were untainted by renaissance additions and the 'modern' part is limited to one end of the building.
Buy the combi ticket here for €9.50 (I think) and it covers access to the other main attractions.
Some explanations in English would have been useful but I guess we can all do research before or after our visits.

6. International Ceramic Museum

Viale Baccarini 19, 48018, Faenza, Italy +39 0546 697311
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4.5 based on 388 reviews

International Ceramic Museum

The MIC offers a complete vision of the ceramic cultures belonging to any age and place; pieces from the Far and Middle East, from South America and all Europe allow the visitors to have a unique experience. It was founded in 1908 and now it preserves more than 60.000 ceramics, from antiquity to nowadays, all housed in great and suggestive architectural spaces. Ceramic masterpieces from the Renaissance, works by Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Leger, Burri, Fontana and other innumerable examples of excellence, make the MIC a unique museum in the world.

Reviewed By armida907 - Rome, Italy

if you like ceramics you could spend a week insde if you do not please allow enouh time to enjoy and to learn from this unique collection from China Japan South America and more also from Italy !
a faboulous desplay with a lot of explanations and drawers filled with more treasures like ancient textiles

7. Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi)

Via Gioacchino Rasponi, 48121, Ravenna, Italy +39 0544 541688
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi)

The most ancient of Ravenna monuments, at least with regard to when building began, it dates to the end of the 4th or the beginning of the 5th century.

Reviewed By CalBristol - Weston super Mare, United Kingdom

A pleasant walk through the backstreets of this sleepy town (where the shops still close for lunch!) will bring you to another rather plain brick building which is the Baptistry.
This was not quite so crowded as some of the other places I visited and is also easy to explore because there is only the one room. The centre of the floor under the magnificent dome is taken up with a large font which of course in the early Christian church, the baptism rites included total immersion in the water.
The lower part of the walls are lined with marble and the several columns decorating the walls have obviously come from pagan mouments as they are all different!
Above the marble panels, the mosaics are splendid with gorgeous colours and patterns, figures of saints and angels and in the dome, Christ being baptised.

8. Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe

Via Romea Sud 224, 48124 Classe, Italy +39 0544 543724
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe

Reviewed By Mike P - Phoenix, Arizona

Our little group of Prinsendam cruisers has followed Silvia Belletti into the church to learn about the artwork. At the Sarcophagus of Archbishop Theodorus she tells us the Peacocks on the lid are eternal life. The sheeps and cross with Alpha and Omega on the front panel are deep symbols. The Alpha and Omega the first and last letter of the Greek alphabet; symbolized the beginning as well as the end. The sheep and cross symbolized the Lamb of god sacrifice on the cross. Silvia says the unique and beautiful mosaic of the apse dates from the 6th century. The apse is decorated with a mosaic of the Crux Gemmata (Latin for: jeweled cross). I am left to wonder why the sheep look like small white horses?
Silvia guides us to the corner where we can see the floor of the original interior that was entirely paved in mosaic. The church is another building settling into the former swamp. It sure helps having a guide to explain all these intricate details that would have taken me hours of research to learn.

9. Bagno 169

Lungomare Grazia Deledda 169, 48015, Cervia, Italy +39 0544 973417
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4.5 based on 282 reviews

Bagno 169

Reviewed By Steve-Chivers - Writtle, United Kingdom

Came by this place whilst using the free public beach and decided to try it for a spot of lunch. Its average price for theses type of places but the food is above average most of the staff can speak some English and if you...MoreThank you so much

10. Battistero degli Ariani

Vicolo Degli Ariani 1, 48121, Ravenna, Italy +39 0544 543724
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4.5 based on 658 reviews

Battistero degli Ariani

Reviewed By JustLoveToFly - Singapore, Singapore

This place charges EUR1/-. Its small and the mosaics in this church is less impressive compared to the rest. Hence, visit only if timd permits.

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