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Nativity Scenes in Ravenna

IAT Ravenna Centro and other places
4 December 2021 - January 9, 2022
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Christmas nativity scenes

The tradition of the NATIVITY SCENES is shrouded in history.

During the holiday season, many churches and religious places in Ravenna host fascinating artistic and symbolic displays related to the origins of Christianity.

Windows and streets of the old town and some seaside towns are embellished both with classical and iconic compositions and contemporary ideas.

The list of the nativity scenes is being updated and may be subjected to changes.

NATIVITY SCENES IN THE CITY

Neapolitan nativity scene in Ravenna: My art
Palazzo Rasponi dalle Teste Ravenna – Piazza Kennedy, 12 Ravenna
Inauguration: December 4th, 4.30pm
Exhibition period: December 4th – January 9th 2022
Days and times: 3pm – 6pm (working days); 11am – 6pm (public holidays). Closed on Mondays, Christmas day and New Year’s Day
Free entry
Artist: Ciro Aurilia

Popular tradition nativity scene
Tourist information office window – Piazza Caduti della Libertà
Exhibition period: December 8th – January 6th 2022
Days and times: 8.30am – 6pm (every day)
Artist: Raffaella Soprani

Artistic nativity scene “Il verbo incarnato”
“Santa Maria delle Croci” hospital – Via Missiroli, 10
Exhibition period: December 8th – January 6th 2022
Days and times: 8am – 7pm (every day)
Artist: Ciro Aurilia

Iron nativity scene 
Piazzetta Gandhi (near Porta Adriana)
Exhibition period: December 8th – January 8th 2022
Days and times: always visible, equipped with night lighting.
Metal-sheet nativity scene with 7 characters up to 3-metre height
Artists: C.S.R.C. Portuali, Compagnia Portuale in collaboration with Port Authority
Artist: Enrico Bartolozzi (Mariport workshop)

Historical eastern nativity scene
Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore – Via Galla Placidia
Exhibition period: December 8th – January 12th 2022
Days and times: 8.30am – 6pm every day
Artists: Parish group led by Roberto Sangiorni.
For more information contact Don Rosino Gabbiadini

Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Artistic nativity scene with mechanical statues
Ravenna Cathedral – Piazza Duomo
Inauguration: December 8th, after the 11am Mass
Exhibition period: December 8th – January 31st 2022
Days and times: 7.30am – 12pm / 2.30pm – 5pm (working days); 7.30am – 12pm /2.30pm – 7.30pm (holiday eves); 8am – 12pm / 2.30pm – 7.30pm (public holidays).
It is not possible to visit the nativity scene during religious services.
Artists: Parish of San Giovanni in Fonte della Cattedrale
Artist: Alessio Allegaro

27th scenographic popular nativity scene
La Gloria degli Angeli
Church of San Biagio – Via Chiesa, 7
Inauguration: December 8th, after the 10am Mass
Exhibition period: December 8th – February 3rd 2022
Days and times: 9am – 12pm / 4pm – 7pm every day
New 18th-century-style rural characters
Artist: Ciro Aurilia

25th 18th-century-style NEAPOLITAN ARTISTIC NATIVITY SCENE
“La natività”

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro – Piazza del Popolo, 23
Exhibition period: December 18th – January 31st 2022
Days and times: 9am – 12pm / 2.30pm – 4pm (working days)
In support of Telethon scientific research on genetic diseases
Artist: Ciro Aurilia

Jesus, light of the world!
Nativitiy scene exhibition
Piazzale del Battistero Neoniano – piazza Duomo, 1
Exhibition period: December 19th – January 9th 2022
Days and times: always visible, advisable to visit it at night
Artist: Gianluca Piccolo

Nativity scenes from all over the world
Basilica di San Giovanni Evangelista, viale Farini
Exhibition period: December 19th – January 9th 2022
Days and times: Tuesday – Friday 10.30am – 4.30pm
Artist: setting up by Opera di Religione
For more information: 0544 541688

NATIVITY SCENES OUTSIDE THE HISTORICAL CENTRE

Project “La via dei Presepi del Mare” (lit. the road of the nativity scenes of the sea)
Nativity scene of the sea
Church of San Lorenzo – Piazza Marradi, 4 Casalborsetti
Exhibition period: December 8th – February 14th 2022
Days and times: 8.30am – 6pm every day
Nativity scene realised with shells by Rino Belletti. Organised by Parish of San Lorenzo in collaboration with the local association of Casalborsetti
Free entry

Project “La via dei Presepi del Mare” (lit. the road of the nativity scenes of the sea)
Nativity scenes valley and pine forests
Parco Pubblico – Viale Italia, Marina Romea
Exhibition period: December 8th – January 6th
Days and times: always visible
Nativity scene realised by shapes representing the environment of the valleys and the pine forests
Organised by the local association of Marina Romea
Free entry

Project “La via dei Presepi del Mare” (lit. the road of the nativity scenes of the sea)
Nativity scene of the fishermen
Parco Pubblico – Via Volano, Porto Corsini
Exhibition period: December 8th – January 6th 2022
Days and times: always visible
Nativity scene of the fishermen, realised in collaboration with the parish of the sacred heart with shapes representing the environment of the fishermen, embellished with a boat and some fishing nets.
Organised by the local association of Porto Corsini.
Free entry

Mountain-style nativity scene
Parish church of San Giuseppe – Via Tito Speri, 20 Marina di Ravenna
Exhibition period: December 8th – January 9th 2022
Days and times: 9am – 5.30pm every day. On working days, it is not possible to visit the nativity scene between 10.30am and 11.30 am, during the religious service.

The crib and other travels in the underwater world
MAS – National Museum of Underwater Activities (MAS ) – Piazzale Marinai d’Italia, 16 – Marina di Ravenna
Exhibition period: December 4th – January 15th 2022
Artist: Irene Zangheri.

Wooden nativity scenes
Piazza Saffi – Punta Marina Terme
Exhibition period: December 8th – January 20th 2022
Days and times: always visible
Stefano Ronco’s idea in collaboration with Rosario Truncellito and Nicoletta Spinelli.
Artists: Bruno Arfelli, Ermes de Bianchi, Loride Orioli, Licia Suprani, Tonino Frontino, Barbara Berti, Stefano Osti and Laura Codarin.

Nativity scene in Lido Adriano
Church of Massimiliano Kolbe – Viale Alessandro Manzoni, 381 Lido Adriano
Exhibition period: December 12th – January 25th 2022 (possible extension)
Days and times: Monday to Friday 11am – 12pm / 4pm – 6pm. It is not possible to visit the nativity scene during religious services.
The nativity scene (2m x 1,50m) is made up of traditional ceramic statues that are partially mechanised
Artist: collaboration between the “Amare Lido Adriano” association and the parish of Lido Adriano led by Don Silvio Ferrante

Exhibition “Romagna nativity scenes”
Sala Consiliare of the town hall’s decentralised office – Piazza XXII Giugno, 6 Piangipane
Exhibition period: December 8th – January 6th 2022
Days and times: Monday to Friday 2.30pm – 5.30pm. January 1st and 6th 3pm – 6pm
Artist: local association in collaboration with other institutions

Nativity scene with life-size Palestine-style statues
Park in front of the priory church of Sant’Adalberto – Piazza Garibaldi, 12 Sant’Alberto
Exhibition period: December 19th – January 6th
Days and times: always visible, equipped with night lighting until 12am
Artist: Sant’Adalberto parish group

Further information

Places

  • IAT Ravenna Centro
    Piazza San Francesco, 7 - Ravenna
  • Palazzo Rasponi dalle Teste
    Piazza Kennedy, 12 - Ravenna
  • Duomo di Ravenna
    Piazza Duomo - Ravenna
  • and other places

Entrance

Free

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Last edit:9 December 2021
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