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Mosaico di Notte

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Ravenna's centre livens up with cultural events, concerts and guided tours

Various venues in the city

Ravenna (RA)

Mosaico di Notte is an eventful programme that includes special openings of some UNESCO monuments and of historical or archaeological sites of Ravenna. On Tuesdays and Fridays from 9pm to 11pm (except on Friday, 7th August), you will have the opportunity to visit the Basilica of San Vitale and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, and take part in a guided tour of the archaeological sites of the Domus of the Stone Carpets and the Rasponi Crypt-Roof Gardens (booking required for both archaeological sites).

Date: the event will be held from Jun 26, 2015 to Sep 04, 2015 with the exception of Aug 07, 2015

Event timetable: see above

Programme:

Mosaico di Notte is much more: Ravenna Bella di Sera summer festival includes Concerti Incontriamoci in Piazza, a full calendar of concerts organized by the bars and restaurants of Piazza del Popolo, as well as Sotto le Stelle di Galla Placidia the traditional poetry readings held in front of the Basilica San Francesco and O Musiva Musa...tessere di poesia e musica, a programme of concerts taking place in the forecourt of the Church Santa Maria Maggiore.

Between 27th July and 24th August, the Basilica of San Vitale houses the 54th International Festival of Organ Music, while the patron saint of the city Apollinaris will be celebrated from 17th to 28th July with some special events: guided tours, concerts, evening hikes, meetings and religious ceremonies.

In addition, Quattro passi nell’arte programme offers free tours of the amazing MIBACT-Polo Museale dell’Emilia-Romagna monuments - Mausoleum of Theoderic, Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe, National Museum of Ravenna and Arian Baptistery - on Fridays at 6pm between 3 July and 21 August.
The upcoming opening of the Archaeological Park of Classe (28th July at 7pm) will bring with it a series of guided tours, workshops for children, conversations and thematic analyses included in the rich programme of L’Antico Porto al chiaro di Luna al Parco Archeologico di Classe by RavennAntica foundation (on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 29th July to 13th August).

Some unforgettable nights complete the calendar of Mosaico di Notte 2015. A video mapping by Andrea Bernabini inspired by the Divine Comedy's Inferno called Universali Presenze: Inferno in Darsena will light up the city's waterfront between Saturday 18th and Monday 20th July from 10pm (Universali Presenze - triade di Dante project).

Finally, do not miss the chance of a pleasant walk through the centre where you can enjoy the late night openings of shops on Fridays until 11pm, entertainment and live concerts by trade associations and bars&restaurants, as well as Fatto ad Arte street market of hobbyists and creatives.

Entrance: some events have an admission fee

Information and Booking Centre

Tourist Information Service (Ravenna city centre)
Piazza San Francesco, 7 - 48121 Ravenna - Phone: ++39 0544 35755 - 35404 - Fax: ++39 0544 546097
Weekday timetable:

8.30am - 7pm

Weekend timetable:

9.30am - 5.30pm

turismo@comune.ra.it

By Ravenna editorial staff (Jul 12, 2015)

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