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The last battle of the Middle Ages and the first in the Modern era

The last battle of the Middle Ages and the first in the Modern era. Hotel in the historical centre of Ravenna.



Photo: the memorial stone of the battle of Ravenna

On 11th April 1512, Easter day, the Ravenna countryside was witness to one of the most bloody battles in history between the French army, headed by the twenty-three year old Gaston De Foix on behalf of Louis XII and the army of the “Holy League” formed by Pope Julius II, consisting of Spanish, Italian and Greek soldiers of the Kingdom of Naples.

Military history refers to its as the last great battle between cavalry and also highlights the modern and systematic use of artillery for the first time, enacted by the Dukes of Ferrara the allies of the French.

The battle which saw the participation of legendary figures (Baiardo, the Lord of the La Palisse) Ludovico Ariosto was also present who described the misery, it being followed by a terrible siege of Ravenna.


To commemorate the event a memorial stone was erected on the banks of the Ronco river in 1557 and known as the “French column”.

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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