The National Museum Of Ravenna

The National Museum of Ravenna is located in the monumental complex of San Vitale in the historic city center. Within the halls of the National Museum of Ravenna they are exposed important archaeological finds, including funeral steles, Roman inscriptions and collections of minor arts. The original nucleus that gave birth to the heritage museum was built in the eighteenth century, with research and patient care, the monks learned of the great abbeys towns. On the first floor you can see, inside ordinate Benedictine architecture, Renaissance bronzes graceful, fascinating collection of ivories, a rich core of icons, a section dedicated to ceramics and a valuable collection of ancient weapons. Among the exhibits can be visited mention in Eastern marble capitals, decorated sarcophagi and other artifacts of the fifth and sixth centuries. The best known are from early Christian and Byzantine monuments Unesco World Heritage Site, among them, the barriers and the cross of San Vitale and the Preparatory sinopia the mosaic of Sant'Apollinare in Classe. The museum also preserves important frescoes of the fourteenth century, Peter masterpiece cycle from Rimini, detached from the ancient church of Santa Chiara in Ravenna.

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Via San Vitale, 17
48121 Ravenna


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