Towers Tour

Secrets of Ravenna

  • Domus of the Stone Carpets
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Rasponi Crypt
  • Giardini pensili del Palazzo della Provincia

 

A tour to discover the secrets of Ravenna, the most hidden corners and wonders of the city. The tour includes a visit to the Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra, a Byzantine-era building dating back to the 6th century, where visitors will be able to observe the rich mosaic flooring with geometric, floral and figurative elements. Discovered in 1993 during excavations for the construction of a garage, this archaeological site is one of the most important of recent decades. Here were found layers of pavement dating from the 3rd- 2nd century B.C. to the Middle Ages. It was decided to preserve the Byzantine Domus to show the opulence that distinguished Ravenna in the period in which the city was one of the most important in the ancient world.

Reaching Piazza del Popoloyou will see the mai square of Ravenna, and you will notice the traces of the Venetian rule in the architecture of its buildings. Then we move to Rasponi Crypt and the Giardini Pensili del Palazzo della Provincia. The crypt is a small aristocratic chapel commissioned by the Rasponi family and decorated with a mosaic floor. Works by contemporary artists are often displayed here. It represents the oldest still-preserved part of the Rasponi Palace, dating back to the late 18th century.

The garden, with its beautiful fountain, houses a wonderful neo-Gothic tower at its center. Climbing up a staircase, you will arrive on the roof garden that allows a view of the beautiful San Francesco Square in front of the basilica.


IN THE COST OF THE VISIT IS NOT INCLUDED The Cripta Rasponi + Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra cumulative ticket.
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