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The problem with this cathedral is that there are so many outstanding religious buildings in Ravenna that really this one is nowhere near the most impressive, but still has enough features to warrant a visit
The Duomo and capella stand on their own; however, as newer additions to Ravenna, they simply cannot rival San Vitale and other mosaic-laden gems.
Nonetheless, a stop inside reveals some more contemporary work in Ravenna, complete with a shrine of St. Theresa of Calcutta.
You will pass the cathedral on the way to the Baptistery of Neon which is located to the right of it so you might as well stop there. In comparison to the UNESCO sites the cathedral decorations look modest. Free entry in the morning hours.
A small town but full of unusual things to see and enjoy. Beautifully maintained monuments and though old, all are maintained so well. Statues to see, carvings to enjoy and think of the history that has shaped our world!!!
If you get to the Duomo between 12 and 15.30 it will be closed tight. The tower next door has different opening hours but is by ticket. Make a cafe stops in the square if you are in need of a break instead.
Visited the 5 UNESCO sites in beautiful Ravenna; second stop Duomo o Basilica Ursiana. This church is not part of the ticket and is free to go in! Beautiful music from a violinist practicing for a wedding! Wonderful and interesting naves. The Battistero Neoniano (o...More