Covid-Regulations More info here
Where do you want to go?

Museum Itinerary

Ravenna and its Lidos

Cultural opportunities in Ravenna are many and different in themes. Our museums are an excellent example because of their quality and identity: from ancient art to contemporary art, from Dante to natural science, including traditional puppets, dolls, mosaics and underwater activities.


Heterogeneous collections are on display at the museum, including floor mosaics of the 6th century from the Basilica of San Severo, in Classe, and from the disappeared church of San Michele in Africisco; a wall mosaic fragment with an Angel’s head, probably of the 6th century, and some medieval fragments of mosaic floors from the church of San Vitale.


This museum, dedicated to the art of puppets, is in the town centre, close to Piazza del Popolo. There you can visit the Monticelli Collection, a unique evidence on traditional puppet and marionette theatre. This evidence goes back to 1840 and made the Monticelli family, a. k. a. Teatro del Drago, a keeper of this art for five generations.

The House of Puppets also organises guided tours, puppet shows, workshops and courses for school teachers.


Graziella Gardini Pasini decided to make her private collection of dolls and toys available to the public. Every piece dates back to the years between 1860 and 1950; among the collection there are dolls made of porcelain, cloth, celluloid, paper and other toys.  Furthermore, there is no lack of doll houses, with bedrooms, kitchens and furniture.


On the back of the tomb there is a stair that leads to the museum, that is divided in 5 rooms where several relics are guarded: a copy of Dante’s monument in Trento, some plaques and parchments, some poet’s masques, the case of Father Antonio Santi and the glass urn in which the skeleton of Dante was displayed in 1865. The exhibition ends with portraits, sketches and busts.


The museum was founded to collect the pieces of art located in the Ursus Basilica, that has been demolished in the first part of the 18th Century.

The exposition itinerary is located along four different rooms and it is full of charm, as history, archeology and art are combined together.


Since 2004, the Risorgimento Museum is located inside the Church of San Romualdo, built in 1629 with some materials taken from the Rocca Brancaleone.

The historical pieces displayed in the museum were mostly donated by the citizens, known for their active role in the Risogimento’s movements. Among the collection, there are weapons, uniforms, photographs, paintings, letters and documents.


It is a permanent exhibition entirely dedicated to mosaic art, and it is located inside the old church of Saint Niccolò in Ravenna.

The exhibition hosts also some original pieces of arts, from the 1st to the 13th Century. They testify the great artistic heritage of Ravenna and its surroundings.

It is also possible to admire some pieces of mosaic art from the archeological sites of the Domus of Stone Carpets, of the former Saint Severo Basilica, and of the two Domus located in Faenza.


The city art museum is located inside an ancient cloister, built in the 16th century. In the Seventies, the Academy of Fine Art, the Municipal Art Gallery (result of heritage and donations) and the Ornithological and Natural Sciences Museum moved inside the building.

It hosts temporary exhibitions over the year, a big permanent collection (with works from the 14th to the 21st century) and a unique collection of modern and contemporary mosaics.


The museum is in Marina di Ravenna, a suburb which is 11km far from Ravenna.

First and unique in its kind, it was inaugurated in 1998. It hosts a broad collection of materials, equipments, pictures, dioramas, described by a few educational panels about underwater activities.

The building also hosts a library on these themes, a reference point for many scholars.


The museum is in Sant’Alberto, a small town a few kilometres far from Ravenna and close to the southern areas of Comacchio’s valley. It hosts an ornithological collection donated by Alfredo Brandolini, a naturalist from Ravenna, and some results of other donations. There is also a collection of Adriatic shells, local or exotic reptiles and mammals. The museum is also an info point and meeting spot for guided tours in the Po Delta Park, on foot, by bike or on a minivan.

Guides to the territory that may be of interest to you
Art and Culture
Ravenna and its treasures
Ravenna and its Lidos
Ravenna is the biggest and historically most important city in Romagna. It has ancient origins and a glorious past: from the 5th to the 8th century it has been capital of th...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Bellaria between history and culture
Bellaria - Igea Marina
Culture holidays A theatre at the very heart of the town and a programme with plenty of prestigious events and excellent protagonists, such as Giannini, Albertazzi, Pennac...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
A route to discovering food in the city of Forlimpopoli, also known as the city of flavour. Hometown of the great Pellegrino Artusi, the father of Italian cooking, to this day i...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Cesena: Malatestian city
Cesena has an ancient and important history, a dynamic present and is ready to welcome who wants to discover its secrets and beauties. Besides the outstanding historic features (wi...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Cesena: the book city
Cesena has an ancient and important history, a dynamic present and is ready to welcome who wants to discover its secrets and beauties. Besides the outstanding historic features...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Cesena with its old town centre situated “between the plain and the hills” (“fra ‘l piano e ‘l monte”, Dante Alighieri, XXVII canto, Inferno) is one of the most picturesque...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Cattolica is history, art and culture, it is a deep link with its surroundings, green hills which hide amazing and unexpected treasures. Castles, land and sea meet themselve...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
You can deep yourself in history, starting from the first university of the western world that was founded in 1088 and which still has an important reputation in academic wo...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
The fishermen old houses and the big harbour with more than 100 ships tell the sea tradition of Cattolica, heart of city’s life. Every day ships bring with them the sea...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
The "Conserve"
The cone shaped ice-boxes have been used between the 16th and the end of the 20th century mainly for fish preserving. There were numerous “conserve” along the Romagna coast....
Go to the form
The best accommodation for your holiday in Emilia Romagna
directly in your inbox!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Do you need help?
Emilia Romagna: land to discover
Follow us: - Tutti i diritti riservati - P.IVA 02540800394
Credits TITANKA! Spa © 2016