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


Our Next Event is on Tuesday 12th March …

When is an invasion not an invasion? Cultural appropriation at the edge of the Empire

An illustrated talk by Dr Rob Symmons

This talk will unpack a series of new ideas that are starting to shed light on the true nature of the Roman invasion in the Chichester area. To what extent was it truly an invasion?


Prices: £10 members and £12 for non-members

Click Here For More Details …


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