Visit Ravenna one of the most fascinating Cities of Italy and enjoy 1 day of real entertainment at Mirabilandia, Italy’s biggest amusement park!
Ravenna’s long history was 1,500 years ago, when the city became the capitol of the Western Roman Empire. The city was taken by the barbarian Ostrogoths in the 5th century, then in the 6th, it was conquered by the Byzantines, who ruled the city from Constantinople. Because Ravenna spent much of its history looking to the East, its greatest art treasures show much Byzantine influence. Ravenna is rich of monuments and mosaics from its glorious imperial past, 8 of which are listed as UNESCO world heritage, its mosaics are the finest in western art. Outstanding characters of European culture such as Lord Byron and Gustav Klimt have visited and spent important parts of their lives in Ravenna or even taken refuge here, as in the case of Dante.
You can’t miss the awe inspiring Basilica di San Vitale, which dates back to 525 AD, its spectacular dome and surrounding walls are covered with frescoes. Other unmissable historic sites within the city include the tomb of poet Dante Alighieri, father of the Italian language and author of Divine Comedy including Inferno, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the 6th-century Basilica di Sant’Apollinare in the small village of Classe on the outskirts of Ravenna.
Ravenna is also paradise for food lovers and you can’t avoid an Italian Aperitif passably a Spritz and atraditional offering of salami, prosciutto and mortadella, just before your evening meal.
Ravenna is the perfect city for family trips and you cn experience 1 day great family entertainment at Mirabilandia, one of the biggest amusement parks in Italy.
Ravenna is the ideal destination for a short break at any time of the year offering sightseeing, entertainment and excellent cuisine
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