From 14 to 23 October 2016 in Ravenna “Autumn Trilogy” will take place: an extraordinary music event dedicated to the great austro-hungarian civilization when Vienna and Budapest were the most important cultural centres of an extraordinary turmoil.
In Ravenna this important event will be represented by three wonderful operas: “La contessa Maritza” by Emmerich Kalman, “Il Pipistrello” by Johann Strauss and “La Vedova Allegra” by Franz Lehar: a great union between music theatre and dance.
Have a look at the web site: www.ravennafestival.org!
A beautiful music voyage along the Danube river through the most evocative places in Ravenna which goes very well with Ravenna art history which is well-known all over the world.
Do not miss this important opportunity to listen to universal operas and visit the most important monuments in Ravenna; some artists such as Cole Poter Gustav Klimt and Gabriele D’Annunzio got inspiration from their astonishing mosaics to achieve their masterpieces!!
Half a day will be enough to know the importance and greatness of Ravenna art and history through its glorious past: the basilica of San Vitale and Mausoleum of the roman empress Galla Placidia are no doubt the fulcrum of a way which ending with the church of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo after visiting the Catholic Baptistery will let you really astonished !! You will discover Ravenna which between V_VI cent. a. C. was the capital of two important empires which often clashed. But we have to thank this conflict because it gave origin to the highest artistic examples of byzantine art still today we know.
If you choose to visit Ravenna in a whole day I am sure that your satisfaction will be great!!
The byzantine church of Sant’Apollinare in Classe at 4 km from Ravenna city centre represents one of the most important examples of byzantine art which is depicted very well also in the basilica of San Vitale both panels showing the emperor Justinian and his wife empress Teodora.
Last but not least are the Mausolem of King Teoderic, Dante Alighieri Tomb, the Domus of Stone Carpets and the Crypt of Rasponi Family with its magic garden and mosaics pavement coming from the church of San Severo dating back to VI cent.
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