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Archiepiscopal Museum

The Archiepiscopal Museum is located on the first and second floors of the Archiepiscopal Palace. Its collections consist of numerous artworks that belonged to the ancient city cathedral and to other buildings now demolished. The most interesting piece is the ivory throne of Maximian, one of the most famous carved ivory works of all time executed in the 6th century by Byzantine artists.

The Archiepiscopal Museum hosts the St. Andrew's Chapel too, an early Christian oratory with Greek cross plan built between 494 and 519 AD and decorated with wonderful mosaics.

Opening time

Every day: 9am - 7pm
Last admission 30 minutes before closing time

Booking is compulsory, arranging in advance the time of the visit. In case of a significant flow of people, every 30 minutes is given access to a maximum of 60 persons. The time of the visit is limited to 25 minutes


Entrance fee

Combined Ticket: €10.50 
Concession: €9.50 (*)
The combined ticket includes the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, the Neonian Baptistery (**), the Basilica of San Vitale, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (**), the Archiepiscopal Museum and Chapel. The ticket is valid for 7 consecutive days from the date of issue and entitles the holder to one entry for each monument

*Valid for Italian and foreign students during the school year, for associations with special agreements and for groups accompanied by authorized tour guides of the Region Emilia Romagna
** There is an additional charge of €2 that applies to access the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia and Neonian Baptistery. Mandatory booking for groups. The charge applies also to children over 6 and residents of Ravenna.

Tickets can be booked online or by contacting the Reservations Center

In addition, tickets can also be purchased on the day of visit at the ticket offices located in each monumental complex:
Archiepiscopal Museum, Piazza Arcivescovado 1
Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Via di Roma 53
Basilica of San Vitale, Via Argentario 22

For further information:

Free admission

Children up to 10 years, disabled people, ecclesiastics, soldiers, journalists (with a document). For groups: 1 free tour leader every 20 payers. For schools: 1 free teacher every 15 payers


Entrance and rooms are accessible to disabled people. Some rooms offer a 'tactile tour' for blind people, with panels with braille texts

How to get there

Central zone, bus stop all routes 200m away, car park 50m away, not accessible to wheelchairs. Close to the Cathedral and Neonian Baptistery

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Last modified date: 15/06/2020


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