Basilica di Sant'Agata - Ravenna Intorno

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Basilica di Sant'Agata - Ravenna

Church of  St. Agatha
via Mazzini 46, Ravenna
Opening hours: info +39 0544 31327
Phone: +39 0544 31327

 Erected at the end of the 5th century, the basilica is located in the historic heart of the city, a few metres below street level.
Over the course of time it has undergone many changes and a round bell tower dating from 1560 stands on the surrounding lawn. The porch too dates from the 16th century and comes from the nearby St. Nicholas of the Augustinians, nowadays the site of the Domus del Triclinio (House of the Triclinium). The façade features a quadriportico with finely worked capitals, underneath a beautiful two-light window framed in marble.
The interior has a trussed roof, three naves and several columns with 6th century Corinthian capitals.

An ancient sarcophagus contains the ashes of the martyr St. Sergius and Archbishop Agnello, from the 16th century and, above the main altar, is a portrait of St. Agatha in a painting by Luca Longhi.