The walls of Ravenna

Historical city walls in Ravenna

The centre of Ravenna has a thousand-year-old stratification of history and buildings that withess its long existence. Around the primordial core of the city it is still possible to see the remains of the ancient defensive walls – some of which are well visible, others difficult to find. As many other centres under Roman influence, […]

Porta Teguriense

Porta Teguriense (Ravenna)

Along the stretch of the city walls that from Porta Adriana leads to Porta Serrata, in correspondence with the current Via San Vitale, are the remains of PORTA TEGURIENSE (also known as Porta S. Vitale or Porta di Odoacre). This access to the city owes its name to the Tegurio river, now known as Lamone, […]

Piazzetta degli Ariani

Arian Baptistery (Ravenna)

PIAZZETTA DEGLI ARIANI is a urban space that owes its peculiarity to its historical heritage. This ancient place bears witness to a particular moment of the history of Ravenna, in the immediate aftermath of the conquest of Ravenna at the hands of Theodoric. In just a few dozen metres, this place hosts some of the […]

Piazza Unità d’Italia

Piazza Unità d'Italia (Ravenna)

Where once there was Corte delle Antiche Carceri, there is now PIAZZA UNITÀ D’ITALIA. This small urban space in the heart of Ravenna, just a few steps away from Piazza del Popolo, it has recently regained its original function as a meeting place in the heart of the historic centre. Frequented by families and children […]

Piazza San Francesco

Basilica of San Francesco (Ravenna)

For the harmony and elegance of the surrounding buildings, its tidiness and tranquility, and its close relationship with Dante Alighieri, PIAZZA SAN FRANCESCO is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and charming urban spaces of Ravenna. Built in 1679, enlarged towards the end of the 19th century and then rebuilt to its present look in […]

Piazza Caduti per la Libertà

Piazza Caduti per la Libertà (Ravenna)

Piazza dei Caduti per la Libertà was built in the 1930s under the name of Piazza del Littorio, after a long debate between innovatory architects, who wanted to transform the city, and local intellectuals, inclined to maintain the old urban structure.

Piazza Anita Garibaldi

Piazza Anita Garibaldi (Ravenna)

Piazza Anita Garibaldi was created in 1879 from the demolition of old houses along the boulevard leading to the railway station.

Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi

Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi (Ravenna)

Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi began to take shape in 1852, at the time when the Alighieri theatre was built on a vacant lot called Largo degli Svizzeri, thus delimiting its first side.

Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo (Palazzo Merlato)

Piazza del Popolo was built by the Venetians as the core of the urban renewal process carried out under the dominion of the Serenissima in the city of Ravenna.

Porta Sisi

Porta Sisi (Ravenna)

Porta Sisi is located to the south of Ravenna, at the end of Via Mazzini. In the past, Porta Sisi represented the main gateway to the city, together with Porta Adriana.

Porta Serrata

Porta Serrata (Ravenna)

Located at the point where Via di Roma meets the road to Sant’Alberto, Porta Serrata leads to the northern district of Ravenna. The gate was also called Porta Anastasia and Porta Cybo; the first document referring to its present name dates back to 1235.

Porta San Mamante (or San Mama)

Porta San Mamante (Ravenna)

Porta San Mamante is located to the south of Ravenna, in the area of Via Baccarini, Via Bastioni and Via S. Mama. The ancient gate, going back to the 11th century AD, has always been dedicated to San Mama, as reported in documents from the 12th century.