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Christmas in Ravenna 2020

27 November 2020 - 6 January 2021

This year, Christmas will be inevitably different, but not for this less suggestive.

The time we’re going through, made of uncertainties and changes, makes us face a series of challenges, working together for the common good.

May the lines of Dante Alighieri — who found his ‘last refuge’ in Ravenna — symbolically embrace us, show us the right path, illuminating our future.
In this regard, in the year of Dante celebrations, the mains streets of the city centre have been dressed up thanks to the new project La Luce delle Parole: a series of bright installations recall some of the most emblematic lines of the Divine Comedy, and many of them refer to the city itself!
Fifteen lines in six streets of the city centre (Via Gordini, via Diaz, via Corrado Ricci, via Mazzini, via IV Novembre e via Cavour) ad the chance to listen directly on your smartphone through a QR code placed under each light installation, the whole Canto from which the line is taken.
It’s a real homage to the Supreme Poet, but also a message of hope, wishing as soon as possible to ‘“see-once more-the stars” (Inferno XXXIV, 139).

Besides this comforting Italic, light and suspended in the open sky, the city centre is a feast of lights, thanks to the unmissable majestic Christmas Tree in Piazza del Popolo, donated as usual by the Municipality of Andalo.

Art Lovers, on the other hand, will have the chance to see the exhibition Paolo Roversi – Studio Luce organized by the MAR museum. Even though museums are momentarily closed because of the health emergency, you will have the cance to see the exhibitions thatnks to a virtual tour that will go through the rooms of the museums and show you the over 200 photographs taken by one of the greatest phashion photographers during his career.

Finally, a last christmassy news for you: you will have the opportunity to see the astounging projections of the video mapping festival Visioni di Eterno® dedicated to the eight monuments of the Unesco site in Ravenna, designed and created by Andrea Bernabini – NEO Visual Project.
You just need to scan the QR code you will find on the information panel in front of each monument to enjoy the show.

The programme is still in the planning stage.


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Last edit:29 December 2020