Ravenna

The emotion of art and history


A town of unequalled charm, Ravenna is a veritable treasure chest, guarding treasures which represent some of the finest moments of the history of art. Eight monuments in Ravenna, firstly San Vitale and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, are on the UNESCO World Heritage list and house the world’s richest heritage of mosaics, dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries.

A magnificent age-old pinewood and a long sandy lido make the nine beaches of Ravenna unique. They are characterised by a strong identity and a tradition for tourist hospitality and organisation which is renowned throughout Europe, without forgetting an extensive range of food and wine specialities. The hills of the province of Ravenna are also worth exploring, as are the significant centres of outstanding historical and cultural value on the surrounding alluvial plain.

 

Info

RAVENNA TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE
Via Salara, 8/12
Tel. +39 0544 35404 - Fax +39 0544 35094
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www.turismo.ravenna.it

TEODORICO TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE
Via delle Industrie, 14 - 48100 Ravenna
Tel. Fax +39 0544 451539
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CLASSE TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE
Via Romea Sud, 266 - 48100 Ravenna
Tel. Fax +39 0544 473661
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Not to be missed

Besides the mosaics of the Unesco monuments, there are the “Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra”, a Byzantine archaeological site, and the “Loggetta Lombardesca”, home to the city’s Art Museum.

Calendar

14 June - 18 July 2009: Ravenna Festival – 20th edition: operas, music, theatre and dance in the most atmospheric venues of Ravenna, city of art.
From June to August: Mosaico di Notte (Mosaics by Night), monuments open every evening.
September: Settembre Dantesco (readings from Dante).

Good Food

Don’t miss the chance to try piadina, “mora romagnola” charcuterie, cappelletti (stuffed pasta) and squacquerone cheese.

Sport&Nature

Those with a passion for life outdoors will definitely appreciate the numerous cycle paths running from the centre to destinations of considerable interest. Then there is the Punte Alberete Oasis, a real wetland wood where it is possibile to observe the rare species of birds that live there. Mirabilandia theme park www.mirabilandia.it

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