Ravenna is a city with ancient origins and a glorious past and has been capital three times, of the Western Roman Empire, of King Theodoric of the Goths and of the Byzantine Empire in Europe.
Ravenna has always been a tourist destination of culture; the last home of Dante Alighieri, visited by Leopardi, Boccaccio, Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde, Jung and Klimt.
The basilicas and baptisteries of Ravenna contain the richest heritage of mosaics dating from the 5th and 6th centuries and eight historic buildings included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. RAvenna was important in later ages as you can see in the archaeology of the Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra or in the vast Roman port of Classe. In the seventeen hundreds the city was connected to the sea by a navigable canal, the current port.
The cultural offer of Ravenna is abundant and varied: the MAR, City Art Museum of Ravenna, programmes regular exhibitions and is home to a number of permanent collections; the National Museum exhibits a variety of collections of Roman and Byzantine remains; the Archiepiscopal Museum includes the Chapel of Saint Andrew (Unesco); there are also the Dantean Museum and the Museum of the Risorgimento.
There are many cycle tracks along which it is possible to go to any part of the city, Theodoric's park, the Planetarium, The Garden of Forgotten Herbs or the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe.
The historic pinewoods of San Vitale and Classe have been included in the protected areas of the Po Delta Park. In recent decades Ravenna has also become a prominent resort in one of the greatest international tourist areas, the coast of Romagna with long beaches, boutiques, discos and night clubs, markets, sport facilities and amusements parks as Mirabilandia.
ALL THE CURCHES OF RAVENNA
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia UNESCO Monuments
Neonian Baptistry UNESCO Monuments
Arian Baptistery UNESCO Monuments
Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo UNESCO Monuments
Basilica of San Vitale UNESCO Monuments
Basilica of S. Agata Maggiore
Basilica of S. Francesco
Basilica of S. Giovanni Battista
Basilica of S. Giovanni Evangelista
Basilica of Santa Maria in Porto
Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore
Basilica of the Holy Spirit
Duomo or Basilica Ursiana -The Cathedral
Church of S.Croce
Church of S. Maria del Suffragio
Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe UNESCO Monuments
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