Piazza del Popolo

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Piazza del Popolo
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia4,462 contributions
Great beauty of Ravenna, Piazza del Popolo
Nov 2019
A nice quiet square in the heart of Ravenna, but it is also a meeting point that unites the streets of the historic center and which often hosts events and shows. It is surrounded by beautiful palaces and historic buildings. Bordered by the town hall and the Baroque church, Piazza del Popolo is the main square of Ravenna. Its rich history is seen and felt at every turn. The Piazza del Popolo was built by the Venetians as the core of the renewal process carried out under the dominance of the Serenissima in the city of Ravenna. Following the example of Piazza Saint Mark in Venice, in 1483 two columns were erected on the square. The Saint Mark's Lion was placed on the top of the column next to the palace, while on the other stood the statue of Saint Apollinaris, patron saint of the city. In the square we find: the Palazzo Merlato, which was built during the fourteenth century where in ancient times the Da Polenta family resided. On the south side of the square we find the Rector of Romagna's palace built in 1295, later it became the Apostolic Palace and the seat of the Legate of Romagna. Along the perimeter of the square we also find the Palazzo dei Rasponi del Sale, the current headquarters of the Unicredit bank. An interesting building with Public clock (Orologio pubblico) is also on the square. During our stay we were able to attend performances by Ukrainian musicians and dancers. Nice atmosphere.
Written 11 January 2020
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showmemo61
Jefferson City, MO711 contributions
Great Plaza
Oct 2019
This large plaza built by the Venetians in the late 15th century features two columns - one has a statue of Apollinaris and the other a statue of Saint Vitalis. Palazetto Veneziana is a small palace behind the two columns. The plaza also has the city hall, shops, restaurants, a palace that now is a bank, and an 18th century church.
Written 3 January 2020
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tbonjour
Shandon, UK201 contributions
Disappointing
Nov 2019
Quite small in size, and really of little architectural interest.Suffers in comparison to Ravenna's major attractions.
Written 30 November 2019
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Brian M
Oxford, UK558 contributions
A charning square.
Sep 2019
This is a charming square that you will probably come to know well if you are staying a few days in the city. There are a number of restaurants and it is full of life.
Written 10 November 2019
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MWitz
Montpelier, VT365 contributions
A place in the sun
Sep 2019
Lovely outdoor plaza perfect for taking refreshment, browsing in stores, or simply revel in the sunshine and admire the passing parade. Slow down and take it all in.....
Written 25 October 2019
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john b
Valparaiso, IN772 contributions
We like it
Oct 2019
Piazza that seemed like old Italy. All the other towns we were in had something like this everywhere, Ravenna did not. Very nice to see.
Written 16 October 2019
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Derekuz23
Adelaide, Australia76 contributions
Central town area great for people watching
Oct 2019 • Solo
The main central piazza in Ravenna, large enough to have busy and quiet areas, where one can enjoy people-watching, a drink or a meal, while resting from exploring Ravenna on foot.
Written 11 October 2019
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,303 contributions
Classic small town central piazza
Oct 2019
You can find larger, flashier Piazzas in Italy with more impressive architecture, but for us this was a classic small-town Italian central Piazza. Lots of cafes, lovely coloured buildings, brides getting married at the Commune, happy smiling tourists and busy locals - and no cars, but lots of bicycles. Last weekend there was also a garden festival on which also added to the atmosphere. If you're a tourist in Ravenna you'll definitely cross this piazza pretty much every day so why not stop for a coffee and some people watching and enjoy the sun and the energy of all the people.
Written 1 October 2019
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Djordje M
Belgrade, Serbia734 contributions
Luch at Piazza del Popolo
Sep 2019 • Couples
For us Ravenna is really cute city. You can "smell" history all over the place. We were also suprised with smaller number of tourists, comparing with Verona or Venice. Maybe that's why this city is very clean :) I think that people maybe don't pay enough attention on Ravenna. The city have great and very rich history behind it, very well preserved monuments, so there is no reason to avoid this city. Piazza itself is cute, peaceful, you can stop by, eat something or drink coffee.
Written 18 September 2019
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malcsaville
Stroud, UK956 contributions
Reminds of Venice
Sep 2019
A lovely square in which to psaa the time od day, relax and take coffee or lunch - the similarity to Venice was eerie....
Written 15 September 2019
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