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Museo Nazionale di Ravenna

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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Art works and antiquities going back to Egyptian

On a Sunday afternoon the museum was practically empty. The examples of icons, ivory carvings... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Liz S
Sydney, Australia
Highlight of Ravenna sightseeing

We stayed at a bed and breakfast not too far from the museum and walked past it numerous times, so... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Scott G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is housed in two communicating cloisters and contains a few of the rare Roman relics from Ravenna, like parts of the huge 40 meters wide Arch built by Emperor Claudius.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Seemed quite dry and unloved as a museum. Some interesting artefacts though and the frescoed theatre is worth seeing

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

On a Sunday afternoon the museum was practically empty. The examples of icons, ivory carvings, collectors cabinets, armoury, porcelain.... it was amazing and spacious. I would have liked more English translations or a book with pictures described in English but that was not available. You...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Unfortunately, this museum doesn't give you a good first impression when you walk in and after wandering through this large property, it is disappointing. It may be a good candidate to receive Italian lottery proceeds to spruce it up. The property needs to tie in...More

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Not too interesting and rather expensive at it, so only for when you have time left, like we had. For both of us the modern mosaic statues were the most interesting part of it.

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We stayed at a bed and breakfast not too far from the museum and walked past it numerous times, so paying a visit was a natural idea. The exterior is clean and somewhat unadorned; the inside is SO much more interesting! There are a variety...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Strategically located right next to San Vitale (but be warned not included in the ticket!) this museum seems destined to get a fair share of tourists visiting Ravenna. Perhaps in many an Italian city it would be just OK but when you are in Ravenna...More

Thank ford-ka-9-5
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I am really not sure this place is for everyone, but if you chose Ravenna already, it's likely you're someone who would enjoy the resources this substantial collection has to offer. If you're already at San Vitale, you're right there ... and they let us...More

Thank Edward D
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum in only 2 hrs, but it schould take at least double that time. The museum is next to San Vitale and needs an extra ticket of 10€, free for under 12, valid for few days. The exhibits range from prehistoric age...More

Thank Tiziano B
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The general concept and layout of the museum are a bit puzzling. But the exhibits are very good, definitely worth visiting.

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Diane Y
2 July 2017|
Response from Tiziano B | Reviewed this property |
I checked the museum Web site: Tue-Thu 8.30 – 14 Fri-Sat 8.30 – 19.30 Sun 14- 19.30 Except any first Sunday of each month 8.30 - 19.30
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19 May 2017|
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Response from Tiziano B | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid not all of them are in english. For sure Not in the museum. However personnel is very kind and helpful and I saw brochures in different languages.
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