Ravenna is a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The city is inland, but is connected to the Adriatic Sea by a canal. Ravenna once served as the seat of the Western Roman Empire and later the Ostrogothic kingdom. It is presently the capital of the province of Ravenna.
Ravenna is a small, quiet city of brick palaces and cobbled streets, famous for its Byzantine mosaics and magnificent monuments. The most important sites featuring the fabulous mosaics are the Tomb of Galla Placida, the Basilica di San Vitale, the Baptistery of the Arians, and the church of Sant’ Apollinare Nuovo, as well as the church of Spirito Santo and the Capella Sant’Andrea.
The city centre is very compact, and is easily covered on foot, although the city of Ravenna does offer the use of free-bicycles. The influence of nearby Venice is very noticeable in the main square of the city.
Things to See & Do
* Basilica of Sant’ Apollinare Nuovo
* Walking tour of Ravenna
* Byzantine Mosaics
* City Square
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 652.8 km²
Population – 150,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +39
Port Location – The port is located approximately 4-5 km’s from the city centre of Ravenna.
Travel Links – The nearest airports are those of Forlì and Bologna. There are railroad rail connections to Bologna, Venice, Verona and Rimini.