Archiepiscopal Museum

This museum (La Cappella di Sant’Andrea e il Museo Arcivescovile) is housed in the sixth-century Archbishop’s Palace and the St. Andrew’s Chapel. The museum combines parts built in different periods from late antiquity to the seventeenth century. The entire collection contains a varied range of materials from Byzantine and early Christian times (stone, ivory, silver, mosaics, paintings and fabrics). The major exhibit is the ivory throne carved for Archbishop Maximian, illuminated by using optical fibres. The museum includes the St. Andrew’s Chapel with its brilliant mosaics. This Chapel, a World Heritage, is the only existing example of an early Christian archbishop’s chapel still intact from the Theodoric’s reign (494-519 AD) when the state religion was Arian.

Museum: Archiepiscopal Museum
City: Ravenna
Country: Italy
Address: Piazza Arcivescovado