Welcome to Ravenna City of Mosaics
WELCOME TO RAVENNA, city of Mosaics. The recommended hotels near the mosaics of Ravenna downtown.
Photo:1)the city's banner,2)the Pine-cone, ancient symbol of the city's unity,3)beside S.Vitale toward the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia,4)the franciscan cloister of the Basilica S.Francesco
Experience the joy of new descoveries: downtown Travel to Ravenna !
Ravenna is an art and university town of mosaics, a cultural centre and the ancient great capital of the Western Roman empire, of the reign of Theodoric and the Goths and the Byzantine rule in Italy.
This ancient history has left Ravenna with a magnificent heritage of fine monuments and religious monuments decorated with mosaics, which have been declared world heritage sites by the UNESCO.
A stroll through the town will reveal bell towers and monastic cloisters, the frescoes by Pietro from Rimini in Santa Chiara church, as well as the Baroque apse of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, as well as revealing the testimonies of Dante Alighieri and the love nests of Lord Byron.
But Ravenna is not only linked to the Romans, Goths, Byzantine, Medieval and Venetian eras, it is also a highly modern and contemporary town, which holds a rich calendar of internationally renowned events, such as the famous Ravenna Festival.
It is today easy to fall in love with the town of Ravenna as did Boccaccio, who made it the setting of one of his most wonderful works, as well as Gustav Klimit, for whom it was also a source of inspiration, not to mention Herman Hesse who dedicated several verses to it after a visit, as well as Oscar Wilde, Jung and Leopardi who all stayed here.
It is the capital of one of the most extensive international tourist areas, that of the Romagna coastline.
Ravenna is also the ideal setting for the nature lover, thanks to the magnificent series of Pine woods that may be visited along the various cycle tracks, not to mention the natural haven of Punte Alberete and the scenic Delta Po Park, home to many rare animal species.
Many cyclists and motor-bikers also make this area a stopping point in their travels in the direction Rome-Venice, it making the ideal setting for naturalist excursions and sightseeing and for the wonderful mosaics of Ravenna.
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 the mosaics;
The Bisanzio, 4-star hotel in the centre of Ravenna, near the mosaics;
Once you have reached the hotel and parked your car, forget it and walk everywhere, because everything is within walking distance.
Our hotels are near the railway station, within walking distance.
see Ravenna Festival and maestro Muti
See Trenitalia .
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