Culture

Exhibitions, events, shows

Ravenna Festival
Ravenna’s historic and artistic monuments are at the centre of a lively cultural scene, which teems with a rich calendar of outstanding exhibitions and concerts as well as drama, ballet and opera throughout the year.  The hot summer hosts Maestro Riccardo Muti and Ravenna Festival, the international classical music gathering which takes place between June and July in some of the city’s most prestigious sites such as the Basilicas of San Vitale and Sant'Apollinare in Classe.
From June to August Ravenna Bella di Sera features over 50 performances in evocative corners around the city centre. This includes late night shopping in the city centre and late opening of the Basilica of San Vitale on Friday nights.
The Jazz Festival inside Rocca Brancaleone and the Organ Music Festival held in the Basilica of San Vitale in August are also worth mentioning.