The SPEYER GARDENS, located between Via Carducci and Via Farini, are named after the German city of Speyer, twinned with Ravenna.
Just a few steps away from the railway station and the beautiful Basilica of San Giovanni Evangelista, they feature green lawns, various benches, flower beds with ornamental plants and pedestrian paths in porphyry and stone.
Since 1989, this park has been hosting a bronze and marble work of art entitled Stele con Testa, realised by the German sculptor Wolf Spitzer (1940) and gifted to Ravenna by Speyer on the occasion of the twinning. The sculpture represents the values of humanity and attention to others.
Not far from it is La Gerusalemme Celeste, designed by Enzo Pezzi and realised by the students of Consorzio Provinciale per la Formazione Professionale (lit. Provincial Consortium for Vocational Training) of Ravenna. It is a tower covered in mosaic, recalling similar constructions located in some middle-eastern cities.