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Archiepiscopal Museum and the Chapel of St. Andrew The Archbishop's Chapel of St. Andrew is guarded as a gemstone inside the Bishop's Palace. It was the private chapel of the bishops of Ravenna and it was built and decorated with mosaics from 494...more
This is also on the combined ticket. Items of note are the early Easter Calendar, the Chapel of St.Andrew and the ivory throne, You can also access the The Duomo here also but note that it may close midday.
This museum was one of the 5 sites we visited with our combo ticket in Ravenna, which is valid for 7 days, but it´s also possible to make them all on the same day.
I think I would have skipped this bit but there´re some...More
You can take a look at all of the exhibits in the museum in about 30 minutes and they're worth the effort, especially the Ivory Throne, and then there's the chapel which is typically ornate. This museum is slightly towards the edge of town but...More
Just go for the chapel and the ivory throne. Some of the marble tombs and plaques are interesting but the overlay of 'religiosity' can be a bit off putting - you really feel the archbishops presence! But the chapel is a gem.
Obviously art and culture is very subjective, but for me the chapel was the absolute highlight of the museum. In fact, my husband and I zoomed through the rest in about 10 minutes.
The chapel is absolutely gorgeous with vividly-colored mosaics on the ceiling, including...More
This museum houses a superb and important selection of late Roman and Early Christian artifacts in ivory, mosaic, sculpture, metal. It is well worth the time it takes to visit. Labels are in both Italian and English.
Explored Ravenna and my own and bought a ticket from the shop opposite the exit point of Basilica di S. Vitale for EUR9.50/- which cover 5 sites including this museum, Basilica S Vitale and the Mausoleo di Galla Placidia. The ticket is well worth it...More