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Neonian Baptistery in Ravenna .

The Catholic (or Orthodox) Baptistery in Ravenna Italy. Hotel near Neonian Baptistery.

Photo: 1)entry side of the Baptistery, 2)back side of the Baptistery; left side, the Dome, 3)roman marmoreal fragment of the III century on the entry side, 4)Detail of the cupola mosaics, 5)the font, 6)detail of the Apostles' procession


This Orthodox baptistery creates a “unicum” within the realms of Paleochristian Byzantine art, since no other baptismal building in the late ancient world managed to maintain so perfectly both architectural structure and interior decoration, composed of marble, stuccoes and mosaics.

Extraordinary is the mosaic decoration that represents the most ancient legacy coming from a scene of the Baptism of Christ, expressed in mosaic in a monumental structure.


Its construction began around the first half of the 5th century and was completely finished around the year 450 and can be considered one of the oldest buildings in Ravenna.


It is a simple building of octagonal structure.

Prof.Gianni Morelli


The pleasure of fine accommodation in the centre of Ravenna: we recommend the Fabbri hotels for a pleasant stay as follows:

The Centrale Byron hotel, 3-star hotel in the centre of Ravenna, close to the Neonian Baptistery;

The Bisanzio, 4-star hotel in the centre of Ravenna, close to the Neonian Baptistery;

Once you have reached the hotel and parked your car, forget it and walk everywhere, because everything is within walking distance.

The railway station is near our hotels and within walking distance.

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