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Notte d’Oro. Spazi Aperti

Ravenna city centre
Oct 22, 2021
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Notte Oro 2021

With the arrival of autumn, a special edition of the NOTTE D’ORO lands in Ravenna, which this year tries to take back the cultural spaces and museums, as the title of this new edition “SPAZI APERTI” suggests – meaning “Open Spaces”.

On Friday, 22 October, from the late afternoon, the spotlights turn on the most suggestive spaces of the city centre with many events of art, guided tours and late openings of shops and boutiques.

GUIDED TOURS

MOSAICO DI NOTTE (BASILICA OF SAN VITALE + MAUSOLEUM OF GALLA PLACIDIA + BASILICA OF SANT’APOLLINARE NUOVO)

+ exhibition La bellezza ch’io vidi. La Divina Commedia e i mosaici di Ravenna

Tour Departure: IAT – Tourist Information Office – Piazza San Francesco 7
Time: 8pm / 8.15pm / 8.30pm / 8.45pm + possibly 9pm (5 shifts)

Guided tour to discover some Unesco monuments in Ravenna (Basilica of San Vitale, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia and Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo).

The itinerary also includes the visit to the exhibition La bellezza ch’io vidi. La Divina Commedia e i mosaici di Ravenna on display inside the new exhibition area inside the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo.
Particitipation fee: €12 per person (max. 15 persons per group). The fee includes the admission to the monuments.
Compulsory booking: www.ravennaexperience.it

National Museum of Ravenna + Domus of the Stone Carpets

Tour departure point: Domus of the Stone Carpets – Via Barbiani
Time: 9pm / 9.30pm (2 shifts)

Discover the collections of the National Museum of Ravenna and travel in the undergrounds of Ravenna to get to know one of the most important archaeological sites in the city.
Participation fee: €3 per person (max. 15 persons per group). The fee includes the admission to the monuments.
Compulsory booking: www.ravennaexperience.it

Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe

Tour departure point: via Romea Sud 224
Time: 9pm / 10.15pm (2 shifts)

This guided tour makes you discover one of the Unesco monuments of Ravenna and the history of its splendid mosaics, guided by the personnel of Polo Museale dell’Emilia-Romagna.
Participation fee: free admission. No booking required

DANTE AND RAVENNA

+ Tango performance Chiacchiere sul tango tra musica e ballo” with Luciana Semprini and Oscar Gori, curated by Marco Maretti

Tour departure point: IAT – Tourist Information Office, Piazza San Francesco 7
Time: 7.15pm / 9.15pm (2 shifts)

In the year of the seven hundredth anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death and Astor Piazzolla’s birth centenary, this evening is showing you some suggestive places with which the memory of the Supreme Poet is connected, ending at Palazzo Rasponi dalle Teste with a suggestive tango performance.
Participation fee: €5 per person (max. 15 persons per group). Compulsory booking: www.ravennaexperience.it

CLASSENSE LIBRARY

> GUIDED TOUR TO THE EXHIBITION In su ‘l lito di Chiassi. Tesori danteschi nelle biblioteche e negli archivi di Ravenna”
Tour departure point: IAT – Tourist Information Office, Piazza San Francesco 7
Time: 7pm / 7.30pm (2 shifts)

This guided tour brings you closer to the medieval documentary witnesses connected with the years Dante spent in Ravenna, but it is also a focus on the widespread of the Divine Comedy between the second half of the 14th century and the end of the 15th century thanks to the rich heritage of the Classense Library dedicated to Dante.
Participation fee: free admission
Compulsory booking (max 15 persons per group): www.ravennaexperience.it

> GUIDED TOUR TO THE EXHIBITION Distendere la mano a colorare. Dante nelle figure”
Tour departure point: Classense Library, Viale Baccarini 3
Time: 8pm / 9pm (2 shifts)

This exhibition will tell about the Supreme Poet’s story and history through the world of children’s books.
Participation fee: free admission. Compulsory booking (max 15 persons per group): www.ravennaexperience.it

MONUMENTS LATE OPENINGS

National Museum of Ravenna

Location: Via San Vitale 17
Opening times: 7.30pm – 11.30pm

A journey in the history of Ravenna, through the rich art collections preserved in one of the oldest museum institutions in the city.
Participation fee: free admission, no booking required

Arian Baptistery

Location: Piazzatta degli Ariani
Opening times: 7.30pm – 11.30pm

Built by king Theodoric towards the end of the 5th century a.D., it is one of the eight monuments that are part of the Ravenna Unesco site. Not to be missed the gigantic monolithic cupola.
Participation fee: free admission, no booking required.

Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe

Location: Via Romea Sud 224
Opening times: 7.30pm – 11.30pm

Eight kilometres south of Ravenna, just at the beginning of the little town of Classe, the greatest example of Late Christian Basilica known today, Unesco World Heritage, awaits you.
Participation fee: free admission, no booking required.

Domus of the Stone Carpets

Location: Church of Sant’Eufemia, Via Barbiani
Opening times: 6.30pm – 10.30pm

The Domus offers you a journey in the city’s history – from the Roman to the Byzantine Age, showing once again the greatness of Ravenna during Antiquity.
Participation fee: €3. Booking highly recommended: info.ravennantica.it

Rasponi Crypt and Palazzo della Provincia di Ravenna

Location: Piazza San Francesco
Opening times: 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Just a few steps away from Dante’s Tomb is one of the most suggestive courtyards in the city. At the centre, a neo-Gothic little tower stands out, with the annexed crypt, and a panoramic view on Piazza San Francesco. Do not miss Un alloro per Dante, a collective homage from the city of Ravenna to poet Dante Alighieri.
Participation fee: free admission
Booking highly recommended: info.ravennantica.it

> Presentation of UN ALLORO PER DANTE. OMAGGIO COLLETTIVO A RAVENNA”
Opening times: 7.30pm

Presentation of the site specific installation by Luisa Bocchietto, architect and designer, created by Regenesi at the Gardens of the Palazzo della Provincia
In collaboration with the Tourism Department of the Municipality of Ravenna and the Province of Ravenna.
Booking required. Tickets available on EVENTBRITE

FOLLOWING:
> Screening of the music video Sogni di Rock’n’Roll by Ligabue
Directed by Fabrizio Moro and Alessio De Leonardis.
Produced by Raffaella Tommasi and Stefano Salvati for Diamond Film, with the collaboration of the Municipality of Ravenna and the Ravenna Chamber of Commerce
Booking required. Tickets available on EVENTBRITE

Dante’s Tomb + Museo Dante + Casa Dante

Location: Via Dante Alighieri
Opening times: 7.30pm – 10pm

Some of the most important monuments connected with the memory of poet Dante Alighieri open their doors to citizens and tourists
Participation fee: free admission

Museum MAR + exhibition Un’Epopea POP

Location: MAR – Ravenna Art Museum, Via di Roma 13
Opening times: 6pm – 10pm

The MAR – Ravenna Art Museum displays Un’Epopea POP, third and last great exhibition of the cycle “Dante. Gli occhi e la mente”, dedicated to the figure of Dante Alighieri.
Participation fee: free admission to the museum and the exhibition, no booking required

Palazzo Rasponi dalle Teste

Location: Piazza Kennedy 12
Opening times: 3pm – 10pm

A tour across the rooms of one of the greatest and most important sixteenth-century noble palaces in the city centre.

On this occasion on the first floor:
> “SAI ANDARE IN BICI?”on display
Opening times: 3pm – 10pm

An exhibition of posters resulting from a competition for young graphic designers held in Italy and Germany, organized by the Goethe-Institut.

> RAVENNA HACK THE CITY: presentation of winning projects in the competition of ideas
Opening times: 9.15pm

The three best video game narrative ideas dedicated to Ravenna present themselves with a call to action. The initiative is promoted by Laboratorio Aperto di Ravenna, a project funded by POR-FESR Emilia-Romagna Region.
Participation fee: free admission, no booking required

Classense Library

Location: Via Baccarini 3
Opening times: 7pm – 10pm

This historical monument of Ravenna is one of the twenty greatest and most important library institutions in Italy.
Participation fee: the library and all its spaces are with free admission, no booking required

Palazzo Baronio

Location: Via Raul Gardini 16
Opening times: 6pm – 10pm

It’s possible to visit the palace and the exhibition of Maestro Paolo Roversi “Nudes”. Guided tours every 30 minutes starting from 6pm. Last visit at 9.30pm
Participation fee: €10 (admission + guided tour). Free admission. Reservation optional: about@maisonrandom.org
Access will be subject to compliance with all covid-19 protocols.

Further information

Place

  • Ravenna city centre
    Piazza del Popolo - Ravenna

timetable

Starting from late afternoon

Entrance

Some events are subject to a fee

Only Covid-19 Green Pass owners can enter the monuments, museums, exhibitions and participate in the guided tours.

For those not in possession of the Covid-19 Green Pass, must have a certificate attesting that: they have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2; they have been administered at least the first shot of vaccine; they have recovered from CoVid-19, they have obtained a negative molecular test result (or rapid antigen test) not earlier than 48 hours.

Green pass is not compulsory for persons under the age of 12.

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Last edit:19 October 2021
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