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Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi)

Via Gioacchino Rasponi, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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The most ancient of Ravenna monuments, at least with regard to when building began, it dates to the end of the 4th or the beginning of the 5th century.
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Via Gioacchino Rasponi, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Another great site in Ravenna, Italy. The Baptistry of Neon (Italian - Battistero Neoniano) is a religious octagonal baptistery built in the 5th century. It is the oldest monument in Ravenna and contains some of the city's most beautiful Byzantine mosaics and was partly erected...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Neonian Baptistry was commissioned by Ostrogoth King Theodoric the Great and was completed by Bishop Neon on the site of a Roman bath. It is one of the oldest and best preserved baptistries in Europe. It showcases a mosaic ceiling featuring the baptism of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of Prinsendam cruisers has followed our guide Silvia Belletti through the streets of Ravenna here to this Arian Baptistery, an ancient building from the Ostrogoth time. The baptismal tub is large enough to hold holy water for a full year. Silvia explains we...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to imagine how old these mosaics are and what life was like at the time. Ravenna is full of such treasures.

Thank kaff_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice church that is well worth a visit- inside was very ornate with some very beautiful mosaics.

Thank B T
Reviewed 11 June 2017

A fantastic set of mosaics in a beautiful building - the baptismal pool is apparently an old Roman bath. Probably my favorite of the mosaics in Ravenna.

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This battisterio full of symbols is worth the walk out of the center of Ravenna. We were lucky to hear the symbols explained by a gifted teacher to her attentive class of young pupils

Thank Dik v
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This was my favorite of the Ravenna mosaics. Small chapel with mosaics almost covering. Incredible detail, particularly of Jesus baptism.

Thank Debbi R
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Will review the Ravenna Mosaics generally as is difficult to just pick one as a favorite, they are all so amazing, and historically significant. It is definitely worth the time spending a few days in Ravenna seeing the various mosaics and walking the historical district...More

Thank bdavisengr
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The mosaics are superb, and it is clear from the layout how the baptisms worked - there is a marble-lined area for the (empty) baptism pool. There are seats around the walls (wonderful for tired tourists). It is hard to see now that there was...More

Thank 334kathh
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