Notte d'Oro. Spazi Aperti

The spotlights turn on the city centre with the Notte d'Oro, the nuit blanche of Ravenna!

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  • Place
    Piazza del Popolo - Ravenna
  • Events
    Multiple events
  • Interests
    Art & Culture

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. For the occasion, several guided tours to the most representative monuments in the city are scheduled.

All  events will be held in full compliance with the anti-contagion rules

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)

On this guided tour you will 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 spread 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 visitors 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: 8.30pm - 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: 8.30pm - 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: €1
Booking highly recommended: info.ravennantica.it

Dante’s Tomb + Museo Dante + Casa Dante

Location: Via Dante Alighieri
Opening times: 7.30pm - 11.30pm
Some of the most important monuments connected with the memory of poet Dante Alighieri open their doors to citizens and tourists

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, the exhibition Sai andare in Bici? is on display.
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.


Details

Place
  • Piazza del Popolo - Ravenna
Dates
Oct 22, 2021
Time
from 5pm
Website
Contacts
turismo@comune.ra.it

Editorial Staff

Redazione Ravenna
Last update 16/10/2021

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