The Church of San Domenico is one of the most imposing buildings in Ravenna. The church and its adjacent Dominican monastery were erected in the 13th century in the city centre, along with the Padenna channel. The façade was adorned with six pointed arches, three on each side of the entrance (still visible today), that once contained sarcophagi.
During the 18th century, the building was completely renewed by architect Gianbattista Contini.
Inside the single-nave church, there are seven chapels, three on each side of the nave and one to the left of the apse. Fragments of medieval fresco-paintings are preserved in the sacristy and in the bell tower chapel. The church also hosts Late Renaissance and neoclassical works by major Ravenna painters, such as Camillo Morigia, Andrea Barbiani, Luca Longhi and Nicolò Rondinelli.
At present, the church is closed to the public
How to get there
The church is situated in the controlled traffic zone of the city centre. Nearest bus stop: Piazza Baracca, line 1. Pay and display car park in Piazza Baracca (200m away) and in Largo Giustiniano.