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Ravenna in the Venetian era

Ravenna, Italy, in the Venetian era. Hotel near the monuments of the Venetian era in Ravenna.

In 1441 the town came under the rule of the Venetians for the next seventy years, offered to them by the Da Polenta lords.

The town which in fact still depended on the Church of Rome, experienced a new period of splendour: the definitive burying of the canals that crossed the town dated back to this time and the town centre was given a new look, with the Rocca Brancaleone, the restoration of the Palazzo Comunale, and the addition of the two columns of Piazza Maggiore.

The memories still remain of a mistrustful government and a highly efficient network of secret police, that had the locals in constant fear.


Prof. Gianni Morelli


Some of the monuments of Ravenna in the Venetian era,(see the map, all of which within walking distance of Hotel Centrale Byron and of Hotel Bisanzio):

 1) Piazza Del Popolo; 2) Casa Loredan; 3) Casa Ghigi; 4) Palazzina Diedo; 5) Canonica S. Maria in Porto; 6) Casa Zorzi; 7) Il Monte di Pieta’; 8) Palazzo Bracci; 9) Palazzo Spreti e Casa Maioli; 10) Rocca Brancaleone;

See the map on top and the articles in the Monuments section on the side

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, near Palazzo Comunale;

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

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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