The main sights of Ravenna are its churches and ancient monuments that tell a story about the turbulent past of the city. Many of these monuments are crowned with reach, colorful and vivid Byzantine mosaics that draw admiration of most visitors. On this page you will be able to see a full list of the most well-known tourist attractions (tourist sight) of Ravenna. The list is interactive and your votes are the only criteria we use for rating the attractions.
Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna is one of the main attractions of the city. It is best known for its beautiful, colorful and vivid Byzantine mosaics from the 6th century AD. In the same courtyard, there is the Mausoleum Galla Placidia, another of the important attractions of the city.
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia is yet another beautiful example of Byzantine art. It is located right next to the Basilica of San Vitale and represents one of the must see attractions in Ravenna to most tourists.
Basilica of Sant Apollinare Nuovo was constructed according to the wish of King of Ostrogoths Theoderic, next to his palace. Today, it draws numerous tourists that admire the vivid mosaics that show the transition in the Christian art from the period of Theoderic trough the period of Eastern Roman Empire finishing with the period of the Catholic Church.
Mausoleo di Teodorico is a stone tomb built for the king of Ostrgoths Theoderic. Its unique gothic decorations and the fact it is one of rare monuments from this period of history put it on the UNESCO World Heritage list and on all tourist maps of Ravenna.
In Ravenna there is the tomb of Dante Alighieri, a famous Italian writer, whose Devine Comedy is considered to be the most important Medieval European literature work. This work also laid foundations for the creation of the modern Italian language.