Ravenna is a city in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. The city is inland, but is connected to the Adriatic Sea by a canalIt’s the second-largest comune in land area in Italy, although it is only a little more than half the size of the largest, Rome. Eighthistoricbuildingsof Ravenna are included in the World Heritage Listof UNESCO.
Ravenna is a treasurechestof art, history and culture of the highestorder, a city withancientorigins and a gloriouspast and capital threetimes, of the Western Roman Empire, of King Theodoricof the Goths and of the Byzantine Empire in Europe. The basilicas and baptisteriesof the city contain the richestheritageofmosaicsdatingfrom the 5th and 6th centuries. Just a short distancefrom the sea, Ravenna alsooffersnineseasideresortareasalongits 35 kilometresofcoastfor a wide varietyofholidays and stays
The eight monuments of Ravenna which are inscribed on theWorld Heritage List are:- NeonianBaptistery (c. 430)- Mausoleumof Galla Placidia (c. 430)- ArianBaptistry (c. 500)- ArchiepiscopalChapel (c. 500)- Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo (c. 500)- MausoleumofTheodoric (520)- Basilica of San Vitale (548)- Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe (549)
Mausoleumof Galla Placidia and a particular withitsmosaics.
Parks and Naturalreserves* The Bardello* The PunteAlberete reserve* Classe Pinewood*The Dunes* The Barenicolo Grassland*The Furlana Marshland
Ravenna hasanimportant commercial and touristport.The nearest airports are those of Forlì, Rimini, and Bologna.
The typical cuisine of the land, marshes and Adriatic Sea of Romagna can be found in the restaurants of the city.The best local dishes are “cappelletti” with cheese filling, “passatelli” (another kind of pasta, in broth), piadina, mixed grill of meat and grilled fish. Photos:* piadina* cappelletti Sources: English version of Wikipedia: Ravenna http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravenna Official website of the Tourism Office in Ravenna http://www.turismo.ravenna.it/index.php?lang=2 Official website of the Town of Ravenna. http://www.comune.ra.it/