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Speyer Gardens

Viale Farini - Ravenna

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.

It also recalls the skyline of Jerusalem, often recalled also by the stunning mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale and the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo.


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Further information

Opening times

Always open.


The area is completely accessible to people with physical disabilities.

How to get there

The gardens are located near the railway station of the city, just a few hundreds metres away from the historical centre.

By bus: all routes stop in Piazzale Farini, in front of the station. For more information:

By car: there are many paid or free parking areas near the gardens, especially in the area behind the railway station. For more information on parkings, click HERE.

A cura della Redazione Locale

Ultima modifica: 30 March 2022

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