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Christmas in Ravenna

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4 December 2021 - January 6, 2022
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In December, RAVENNA is lit up with CHRISTMAS colours thanks to a rich schedule of events dedicated to the magic festive season.

In the year of Dante’s celebrations, Ravenna pays homage to the Supreme Poet with a verse of his Comedy (Inferno, canto XV, 55) “Pursue your star“.

Stars will be the main protagonists of Christmas in Ravenna. You will find them in the projections on the Basilica of San Vitale and Basilica of San Francesco, in the streets, the shop windows, the exhibitions and the magnificent mosaics around the city, declared Unesco World Heritage.

In the streets of the city center, lit up by Dantesque lights, you will also find the traditional Christmas markets, while the main square, Piazza del Popolo, will turn into a real Christmas village around the fascinating fir tree offered by Andalo, suggestive town in the Trentino-Alto Adige region.

In the nearby Piazza Kennedy there is a large ice rink that will welcome children of all ages, while Piazza San Francesco will be the location of the traditional Christmas Village hosted by the ADVS (association of blood donors) volunteers, ensuring fun activities for the whole holiday season.

The churches around the city are embellished with nativity scenes and the streets shine with a ceiling of golden stars. You will have the possibility to safely stroll around the city, admire the Unesco World Heritage Monuments, be enchanted by the lights of the fascinating open-air video-projections or simply walk among the decorated shop windows.

Various concerts, shows and art exhibitions will take place for the whole festive season, livening up every corner of the historical centre. For a more curious and interesting stay in the city, you will also have the possibility to take part in one of the many guided tours.

From December 18th to January 9th, the Ravenna in Luce projections will light up some of the most important historical placef of the city, as the Basilica of San Vitale and the Basilica of San Francesco.

A crescendo of entertainment and enjoyable events that will lead us to NEW YEAR’S DAY, when with the Christmas Soul music and the fascinating projections of Ravenna in Luce we will be ready to welcome the new year with a smile and a strong feeling of hope. 

VIDEO-PROJECTIONS ON THE MONUMENTS OF THE CITY

Visioni di Eterno®. Il Dono dell’Imperatrice

Basilica of San Vitale – Via San Vitale, 17
When: from December 18th to January 9th
Time: 6.30pm-10pm

La luce delle parole

Basilica of San Francesco – Piazza San Francesco
When: from December 18th to January 9th
Time: 6.30pm-10pm

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ART EXHIBITIONS

Dante. Gli occhi e la Mente. Un’Epopea Pop

MAR – Ravenna Art Museum – Via di Roma, 13
When: from September 25th to January 9th
Time: 9am-6pm (Tuesday-Saturday). 10am-7pm (Sunday and public holidays). Closed on Mondays and on December 25th

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Il cammino dell’eroe: Dante, Alice e altri viaggiatori

Classense Library – Via Baccarini, 3
When: from December 17th to February 26th
Inauguration: Friday, December 17th, 6.30pm
Time: 9am-7pm (Tuesday-Saturday). Closed on Sundays, Mondays, December 25th, 26th and January 1st

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Dante e Faruffini: il fascino del Poeta su un pittore dell’800

Classense Library – Via Baccarini, 3
When: from December 18th to February 26th
Inauguration: Saturday, December 18th, 6.30pm
Time: 9am-1pm (Tuesday-Saturday). Closed on Sundays, Mondays, December 25th, January 1st and 6th

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Alessandro Pessoli /Solstizio d’Inverno

Classense Library (Sala del Mosaico) – Via Baccarini, 3
When: from December 21st to February 21st
Time: 9am-6.30pm (Tuesday to Saturday). Closed on Sundays and Mondays, December 25th, 26th and 31st, January 1st and 6th

Al mio maestro piacque di mostrarmi. Gli artisti degli anni ’50 e i giovani della contemporaneità omaggiano Dante

Ravenna National Museum – Via San Vitale, 17
When: until January 30th

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Specie di spazi: Juan Carlos Ceci e Nicola Cucchiaro

Palazzo Rasponi dalle Teste – Piazza J.F. Kennedy
When: from December 4th to January 9th
Time: 3pm-6.30pm (Tuesday-Saturday). 11am-6.30pm (Sunday and public holidays). Closed on Mondays, December 25th and January 1st.

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Follow your star. Photographic set by Marco Parollo

MAR – Ravenna Art Museum  – Via di Roma, 13
Time: December 19th 2021

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CONCERTS 

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS 

Various places around the city
When: from December 7th to January 1st

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PARADOXES #50. WITH GIOVANNI LAMI + Nàresh Ran

Planetarium of Ravenna – Viale Santi Baldini, 4/a
When: Tuesday, December 14th
Time: 9pm

OTHER EVENTS 

CHRISTMAS MARKETS

Various places around the city
When: from December 4th to January 6th

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NATIVITY SCENES 

Various places around the city
When: from December 4th to January 9th

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ICE RINK – JFK ON ICE

Piazza J. F. Kennedy
When: from November 20th to January 16th

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CHRISTMAS IN THE SQUARE / EVENTS UNDER THE TREE

Piazza del Popolo / Piazza San Francesco (ADVS Village)
When: from December 4th to January 6th

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CONTACTS

  • + 39 0544 35404
  • + 39 0544 35755

Further information

Place

  • Vari luoghi della città
    Piazza del Popolo - Ravenna

Entrance

Free

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Last edit:16 December 2021
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