The Basilica of Santa Maria in Porto, built in the 16th century, was modified in the second half of the 18th century by architect Camillo Morigia, who decorated the upper part of the sumptuous Baroque façade in Neoclassical style.
The solemn and imposing interior is divided into a nave and two aisles and its wide transept is covered by a high dome. On the left side of the transept, a marble bas-relief from the 11th or 12th century probably of Venetian origin depicts the Virgin Mary in prayerful attitude. This image is also known as "Greek Madonna", because according to legend it had miraculously arrived in Ravenna from Constantinople.
7.30am - 12.30pm / 3.30pm - 7pm
The church is close to the centre. Bus line n. 4, car park 50m away in Via di Roma, coach parking 150m away in Via Santi Baldini. Wheelchair accessible. Close to Basilica of S. Apollinare Nuovo, Planetarium, (so-called) Theodoric's Palace and MAR - City Art Museum.
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Last modified date: 15/06/2016