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Archiepiscopal Museum

Piazza Arcivescovado, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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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 till 519. Set up inside the rooms of the Bishop's Palace, the collection of the Archiepiscopal Museum contains epigraphs, the Cathedral treasure, remains of mosaics from the ancient Basilica of Ursus and above all the ivory throne of the bishop Maximian (6th century).
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Piazza Arcivescovado, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The collection here includes a fantastic Ivory Bishops Throne and also an entire chapel, moved from its original location. Well worth a visit for these two highlights alone.

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The museum is covered by the combined ticket. It's rather small but they have a few interesting items on display, namely pretty good mosaic pieces. Photography is not allowed.

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Some interesting items, but NO pictures are allowed, not even without flash. The only museum visited so far in Italy with that policy. The Cappelle is the closest look you're going to get to in situ church mosaics, and is very beautiful (but you can't...More

Thank Donna D S
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Fascinating and well set out museum with excellent background information which fills in several gaps for thosr visiting the town's world famous mosaics

Thank Guido05111605
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of the 5 attractions on the group entrance ticket that is often overlooked. It is well laid out with some really old sculptures and so forth. Being next to the Battistero Neoniano it is convenient as well as being able to sell...More

Thank PhilTheTraveller
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We almost didn't go and that would have been a real shame. A lovely little chapel with rich mosaics, the first Bishop's throne with exquisite carved ivory, and a few other treasures made this small museum absolutely worth the hour or so it took.

Thank Shariann L
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

A mixed collection of items with English captions, from the funeral plaques to the religious memorabilia. The most stunning aspects of course are the chapel with the mosaics (technically pics not allowed but snuck a few when there were a gap in other tourists) and...More

Thank genibre69
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Small museum. 2 tiny mosaiced areas but particularly notice the little corridor ceiling with all its differently coloured birds and the ivory carved small throne.

Thank juliasandelson
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

It doesn't take too long to visit and the entrance is part of a collective ticket. There are few pieces that are really stunning!!!!!

Thank ricciaitalia
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Small but well provided. You can see some mosaic works from close distance. Also, there are many rich explanations, in English as well. Not sure about the narrative thread - this one could be improved upon, I reckon. Entrance is included in the collective price...More

Thank Maria D
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