Ravenna

Ravenna

Ravenna is a city of history, numerous monuments that stand in silent testimony of its turbulent past as well as its fame and glory as the capital city of many an empire and kingdom. The main attractions of Ravenna are certainly its churches and mosaics that all date back to the 5th and 6th century and the early Christian societies in Europe. The scale and splendour of colorful Byzantine mosaics, their historical significance as well as monuments that date back to the Ostrogoths were even recognized by UNESCO who included eight sites in this small city on their World Heritage list. Ravenna is a city which lets its visitors to embark on a journey through history and especially through the history of Byzantine, from the civilization of which only but a faint remnant has survived throughout the world.

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Photos

Photos of Ravenna

On this page you can find the best photos of all tourist attractions and sights in the city of Ravenna in Italy. This is the fastest way to get to know the city and all of its tourist attractions, monuments and mosaics. This photo gallery is interactive, which means that it is composed of the most viewed photos of tourist sights and attraction in Ravenna. Therefore, visitors of the website are the ones that create this gallery themselves.

Photos of Ravenna

Tourist map

Map of Ravenna

On this map you can find all of the tourist attractions of Ravenna. This map shows the locations of most important and most visited tourist attractions of the city. This map will help you plan your trip and help you discover what is near your hotel or near your favorite destinations in the city that you do not want to miss.

Tourist map of Ravenna

History

History of Ravenna
Ravenna is a relatively small city in eastern Italy, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. The whole province of which Ravenna is the capital city is home to around 160,000 people. To some, its modern look hides glorious days of the past in which Ravenna played a very important role in this part of the world.

History of Ravenna

Sights

Sights in Ravenna

The main sights of Ravenna are its churches and ancient monuments that tell a story about the turbulent past of the city. Many of these monuments are crowned with reach, colorful and vivid Byzantine mosaics that draw admiration of most visitors. On this page you will be able to see a full list of the most well-known tourist attractions (tourist sight) of Ravenna. The list is interactive and your votes are the only criteria we use for rating the attractions.

Sights in Ravenna

Beaches

Beaches in Ravenna

Since Ravenna is next to the Adriatic Sea, there are sandy beaches close to the city. These beaches are divided into two groups - Northern Beaches and Southern Beaches of Ravenna. The Southern ones are more well-known and appreciated by tourists. On this page you will be able to see the list of all beaches of Ravenna.

Beaches in Ravenna

History of Ravenna

Ravenna is a relatively small city in eastern Italy, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. The whole province of which Ravenna is the capital city is home to around 160,000 people. To some, its modern look hides glorious days of the past in which Ravenna played a very important role in this part of the world. The origins and the foundations of the city are unknown today. It is known that some kind of settlement existed before the time of the Roman Empire and that during the whole period of ancient history the settlement was surrounded by marshy terrain, easily approachable only by sea. This crucial characteristic made Ravenna an attractive location for many rulers, because it was believed that it cannot be easily concurred due to the specific terrain. The First Roman Imperator, Augustus, undertook a large scale building project which would allow Ravenna to hold the imperial fleet in charge of controlling the Eastern Mediterranean sea. According to some sources, Ravenna’s port held 10,000 sailors in charge of this fleet. In 285AD, Roman Imperator Diocletian realized that Roman Empire had grown too large to be governed by only one man. Therefore, he divided the empire into two halves, taking the Eastern Roman Empire and leaving a Western Roman Empire to one of his generals who followed his orders.

History of Ravenna

Tourist destinations in Italy:

Venice

The city of canals and alleyways, numerous islands and bridges, the city of gondolas and wondrous vistas, jaw dropping architecture, postcard - perfect palaces, the city of the carnival and the masks, in a nut shell – a city one can fall in love with quite easily. All of these words seem to describe Venice as one of the most well-known tourist destinations in the world. Venice offers loads to visitors: stunningly beautiful palaces and superb buildings that will take you on a trip through the rich history of this unique city, numerous canals to cross either on foot or by a gondola, a number of islands that still seem to stay hidden to most tourists, as well as a huge number of tourist sights and museums. As the saying goes, even the Venetians get lost in Venice.

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Rome

The eternal city, a city of glorious past, a city of chequered history, the cradle of Roman Catholic Church - are just some attributes that distinguish Rome from other popular tourist destinations. Tourists will be able to take a peek at the beauty and glory of once the most important city in the world and to enjoy its more modern architectural marvels, mostly built by a number of different popes in quick or slow succession. Don’t just visit Colosseum and Saint Peter’s Cathedral, Rome has so much more to offer.

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Ravenna

Ravenna is a city of history, numerous monuments that stand in silent testimony of its turbulent past as well as its fame and glory as the capital city of many an empire and kingdom. The main attractions of Ravenna are certainly its churches and mosaics that all date back to the 5th and 6th century and the early Christian societies in Europe. The scale and splendour of colorful Byzantine mosaics, their historical significance as well as monuments that date back to the Ostrogoths were even recognized by UNESCO who included eight sites in this small city on their World Heritage list. Ravenna is a city which lets its visitors to embark on a journey through history and especially through the history of Byzantine, from the civilization of which only but a faint remnant has survived throughout the world.

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Milan

Milano is a city of fashion, a city fascinated with the idea of beauty, a city of stunningly beautiful Gothic architecture, a city of compelling culture, a city of the young, city of fabulous fairs and architectural accomplishments. All of these attributes seem to describe Milan, which is the business capital of Italy, which oozes its charm to its visitors in a matter of seconds. To a contemporary tourist Milan offers grand, awe inspiring buildings, a multitude of museums, riveting religious buildings, its culture as a mixture of the modern trends and the tradition that goes all the way back to the Roman Empire, glitz and glamour of its shopping malls and different nightlife zones that will appeal to the tastes of all visitors.

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Lake Garda

This is the page dedicated to Lake Garda on which you can find a complete tourist guide and suggestions about what to visit while planning your trip to the lake. Lake Garda is one of three great lakes in the northern Italy. Its lovely little towns on the shores of the lake draw an incredible number of tourists each year, who flock there for its mild and mellow climate, strolls on the lake shores, traditional Italian cuisine and of course to stand in awe before the heritage of this region laid bare for us to gaze at in a host of castles, wondrous villas and picturesque villages and dainty little towns.

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