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Rasponi Garden or Giardino delle Erbe Dimenticate

Via Arnaldo Guerrini - Ravenna

The RASPONI GARDEN (or Garden of Forgotten Herbs) is a charming green corner in the centre of Ravenna, in the shadow of the Cathedral‘s dome and of the Neonian Baptistery, at the crossroads of Via Rasponi and Via Guerrini.

With its herbs and a small open-air shop/bistrot, this place is a tiny haven of peace and beauty where history and nature meet to offer the people of Ravenna an alternative destination for their walks.

In the past, it was the garden of the most ancient residence of the Rasponi family, the so-called Palazzo Rasponi Murat, dating back to the 15th century. Around 1780, the whole building underwent renovation works, some of which were carried out in the garden by architect Camillo Morigia, the one who designed Dante Alighieri’s tomb.

The 19th-century layout, which still has a small wrought-iron fountain at its centre, has been preservedand the beds of Mediterranean herbs and other lesser-known species, handed down in the apothecaries’ recipe books, have been philologically revived.

The walls surrounding it absorb the noise of the city, creating a magic atmosphere enhanced by the colours and scents of the cultivated herbs. The view is instead captured by an unusual perspective of Ravenna, with the dome of the Cathedral and its round bell tower.


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Further information

Opening times

From Monday to Friday: 10.30 am – 2.30 pm / 5.30 pm – 20.30 pm

Closing time

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Entrance fee

Free admission

Free of charge

Free entry.


The garden in completely accessible to people with physical disabilities.

How to get there

The Rasponi Garden or Giardino delle Erbe Dimenticate is located in the historical centre of Ravenna, just a few steps away from Piazza Kennedy.

On foot: the area is easily reachable on foot from the nearby railway station.

By bus: Piazza Kennedy is served by public transport. For more information:

By car: access to the historical centre of Ravenna is limited. For more information on parking areas, click HERE.

A cura della Redazione Locale

Ultima modifica: 31 October 2023

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