Realised in the 1980s in a residential area outside the historical centre, PARCO DELLA PACE is a green area hosting various mosaic works realised by artists from all over the world.
Inaugurated in 1988 by the will of the International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists and the Municipality of Ravenna, the area was created on a project by an international art commission chaired by art historian Giulio Carlo Argan and composed of Palma Bucarelli, Mario Manieri Elia, Achille Bonito Oliva and Pierre Restany.
The works were inspired by the main themes peace and friendship among people, with the aim of spreading and giving voice to a universal message of brotherhood.
Some of the most representative artists of the time were commissioned pictorial sketches to be turned into mosaics or sculptures.
Inside the park is thus now possible to admire various works in dialogue with the green of the public park: a real open-air museum.
The park hosts works by: Claude Rahir (Senza titolo – Belgium), Coupe Margarett (Un Pacifico libero dall’Atomica – New Zealand), Jerry W. Carter (La Seconda Genesi – USA), Alexander Kornooukhov (L’Uomo e la Natura – Russia), Mimmo Paladino (Albero della Vita – Italy), Bruno Saetti (San Michele – Italy), Josette Deru (Albero della Vita – France), Edda Mally (Le Ali della Pace – Austria), and Ludwig Schaffrath (Germany).
Finally, in 1990, Akomena Spazio Mosaico enriched the park with one of its untitled works, inspired by a stamp designed by the Academy of Fine Arts of Ravenna, printed by the State Mint in 4 million copies.