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The origins of Ravenna, Italy .

The origins of Ravenna, Italy. Accommodation in the centre of Ravenna.


Photo: 1)the marshlands at the north of Ravenna, 2)residues of ancient coastal dunes,3)graph (brown line) of the walls and the ancient gates Ravennas romanic Castrum (yellow zone) on 43 b.C.

We can imagine the origins of the town if we go back in time to the year 1000 B.C.

There is a river that flows into the Adriatic sea, a ford to cross it with, with huts all around and then a village. The earliest peoples do not have a name we know only that they came from the East.

Subsequently in the VI and V BC,  new populations arrived: the Etruscans coming from the West (from Spina in particularly who continued to piracy in the Adriatic), followed by the Umbrians coming down from the Apennines. Last came the Celts in the IV century BC coming from the North.


Therefore featuring a slow succession of peoples; that gradually populated and expanded over the Romagna plains, until the first turning point in history: the Roman conquest, which in Ravenna, coincided with the III and II centuries B.C.


In 89 B.C the town became a confederate of Rome and in 49 B.C Julius Caesar concentrated his best troops here, before the fatal crossing of the Rubicon towards Rome. It then became a Roman municipality and main town of the “Flaminia region” under the Emperor Augustus.

Prof. Gianni Morelli

The pleasure of fine accommodation in the centre of Ravenna: we recommend the Fabbri hotels for a pleasant stay as follows:

The Centrale Byron hotel, 3-star hotel in the centre of Ravenna;

The Bisanzio, 4-star hotel in the centre of Ravenna;

Once you have reached the hotel and parked your car, forget it and walk everywhere, because everything is within walking distance.

The railway station is near our hotels and within walking distance.

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