Tourist Places to Visit in Ravenna, Italy, Europe

Tourist Places to Visit in Ravenna, Italy, Europe

Ravenna is the capital city of the province of Ravenna, belonging to the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. It is widely renowned for UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Mausoleum of Theoderic and the Baptistry of Neon. Ravenna is situated about 295 km southeast of the Milan city and around 355 km north of Rome, the capital of Italy.


Geography of Ravenna:

Covering an area of 652.89 sq. Km, Ravenna coordinates with 44°25′ N latitude and 12°12′ E longitude.


History of Ravenna:

It is believed that, Thessalians were then first settlers of Ravenna, followed by the Etruscans, the Umbrians and the Senones. Ravenna served as the seat of the Western Roman Empire from 402 to 476 and later, it was the capital of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths until 540. Ravenna also served as the capital of the Kingdom of the Lombards.


How to reach Ravenna?

Ravenna is served by Forli Airport with few scheduled flights. The airports namely, the Federico Fellini International Airport, and the Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport are situated about 70 km and 85 km away from the centre of Ravenna and both have scheduled flights to and from the major European cities.

There are taxis always accessible at the airport or tourists can use train or coach services from the airport to Ravenna to save money.

Public buses, taxis, rental vehicles like cars and bikes are the options to move within the Ravenna city.


Culture, Food and shopping in Ravenna:

The Ravenna Festival is one of the most famous music festivals in Italy and performances take place at the Teatro Alighieri.

Ravenna houses all the kinds of shops including hanidcraft products, jewelry, colorful clothes and perfumes as well.

Tourists can reach any of the below food corners to have some typical Italian and international delicacies:

  • Le Sciccherie Di Nick
  • La Piadina dello Chef
  • Chiosco le Coccinelle
  • Il Chiosco delle Fate


Things to do in Ravenna:

  • Shopping
  • Visiting historical sites
  • Walking


Places to see in Ravenna:


Mausoleum of Galla Placidia:

The Mausoleum of Galla Placidia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on the Via San Vitale in Ravenna. This mausoleum is home to the tomb of Galla Placidia, daughter of the Roman Emperor Theodosius I. It is open for tourists 09:00-19:00.


Basilica of San Vitale:

Situated on the Via San Vitale in Ravenna, the Basilica of San Vitale was constructed in 547 in the Byzantine architecture style. Tourists can visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site between 09:00-19:00.


Basilica of Sant’ Apollinare Nuovo:

Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Basilica of Sant’ Apollinare Nuovo is great site for those who like old churches and fascinating architecture. The entrance fee is €7.


List of other places of interest in Ravenna includes:

  • Baptistry of Neon
  • Arian Baptistry
  • Archiepiscopal Chapel
  • Mausoleum of Theoderic
  • Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe
  • Francis basilica
  • John the Evangelist Church
  • San Giovanni Battista Church
  • Brancaleone Castle
  • Communal Gallery
  • Palace of Theoderic
  • The National Museum
  • The Archiepiscopal Museum
  • Santa Eufemia Church


Best time to visit Ravenna:

Ravenna can be visited throughout the year, especially between April and June is best to trip Ravenna.


Accommodation options in Ravenna:

Ravenna is home to around 100 well facilitated accommodation centers ranging from budget options to star rated hotels with different facilities and services of which most hotels offer advance booking facility through online. Here listed below are the some reputed hotels in Ravenna:

  • La Locanda del Polacco
  • M club De Luxe B&B
  • Antica Ravenna Residence
  • Palazzo Bezzi
  • Sant’Andrea Hotel
  • Grand Hotel Mattei
  • Hotel Oceanomare
  • Hotel Centrale Byron
  • Mosaico Apartments
  • NH Ravenna
  • Autohotel Ravenna
  • BEST WESTERN Hotel Bisanzio
  • Hotel Minerva
  • Park Hotel – Ravenna
  • B&B Hotel Ravenna

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