Welcome to the twinning association site of the City of Chichester in West Sussex and the City of Ravenna, in Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


The May 2024 issue of our ‘Gemelli’ newsletter is now available for Members to read and download HERE

Forthcoming Events …

Celebrating the Twinning of Chichester
with the 4 Cities of Chartres, Valletta, Ravenna & Speyer 

Tom Brown in Conversation 

Tom Brown, Head Gardener at West Dean College

At the Assembly Room North Street, Chichester

Monday 24th June 7.30pm

The talk will be followed by refreshments taken from the four twinned countries, France, Italy, Malta and Germany.

Tom Brown is the Head Gardener at West Dean College.  He has also previously worked at Wisley and Parham House. He is also a magazine writer and broadcaster.

Tickets cost £12 and may be purchased either from the box office at the Novium Museum in Chichester or by BACS payment to: Friends of Chartres, Sort Code: 20-20-62 a/c: 90403822 Please use the Reference ‘Gardens

Alternatively cheques may be sent to to The Treasurer 9 Dolphin Court Bognor Regis PO20 1TP

* Please note that theTreasurer will not be issuing tickets but will record your payment. If you require formal confirmation of payment please email him at foctreasurer1959@gmail.com)


AlSO …

The Chichester Gala

Saturday, 29 June 2024

In Priory Park, Chichester, 11am-9pm

To include a celebration of Chichester’s 4 x twinning associations – Chartres, Ravenna, Valletta and Speyer

This event provides the Friends of Ravenna with a wonderful opportunity to promote our own wonderful organisation!

Each of the twinning associations – Chartres, Ravenna, Valletta and Speyer – will host a “stall” near the entrance. Liz, Jennifer, Alastair, Carrie and Jacky, have formed a small team to “man” our own Friends of Ravenna Stall,  with the support of other volunteers.  There will be information to hand out, a display to show some of the things we’re been involved in and opportunities to chat about our experiences of twinning. There will also be some activities for children. 

Do come and say hello any time between 9-4. Bring a friend or family member! We’d love to see you !


Friends of Ravenna activities include:

  • Monthly meetings, with an Italian theme, on either cultural, historical, musical or lifestyle topics
  • Biennial visits between the members of the Chichester and Ravenna  twinning  associations
  • Projects between our cities with clubs, local societies and educational organisations
  • Italian conversation groups
  • Circulation of a quarterly newsletter
  • We meet in the Assembly Room of the Council House in North Street in Chichester PO19 1LQ. The meetings regularly start at 7.30 p.m.

See Full Programme of Events for 2023/24

Please see the map below showing the exact location of the meetings venue:

 The Council House, North Street, Chichester, PO19 1LQ

If you require further information, or are thinking of joining us, please CONTACT our Membership Secretary.


About Ravenna & The ‘Amici Di Chichester’

Find out more about Chichester’s enduring friendship with the city of Ravenna.

Visit the Website of our counterparts in Ravenna – The Amici di Chichester

Visit the ‘Amici’ Facebook Page here:

Mosaic decoration of the cruciform oratory of imperial princess Galla Placidia. Photograph by Steph Janes