Ravenna offers events of international prestige, like those organised by Ravenna Festival, considered some of the best European cultural events. The city’s two theatres, Dante Alighieri and Rasi, put on a full programme of shows all year round, ranging from music and ballet to drama and contemporary theatre.
In summer, Mosaico di Notte (Mosaics by Night) season shows Ravenna’s treasures in a whole new light. From June until September the city is alive in the evenings, with many cultural spaces open to the public with guided tours and the chance to follow special tourist routes. Art and entertainment can be combined by strolling around the open shops, bars, restaurants and pizzerias, on the lookout for romantic spots and wonderful monuments in a magical atmosphere.
The centre is transformed into a large versatile stage for events, in part due to the other summer festival Ravenna Bella di Sera (Beautiful Ravenna in the Evenings), a collection of enjoyable events for tourists and locals alike in the buildings and squares of the historic centre.