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'''Ravenna''' is a city in [[Emilia-Romagna]].
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'''Ravenna''' is a city in the [[Romagna]] zone of [[Emilia-Romagna]].
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
==By Car==
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===By car===
  
 
Ravenna is easy to get to from the A14. Follow the signs for A14D from the A14 East. The A14D ends some kilometres before Ravenna, but the roads to the town are clearly signposted. Once in the town, head for the centre (Centro). The town streets vary (as in all Italian towns and cities) with the main routes being large and navigable, the back streets being small and unsuited to large vehicles. As there are a number of ways in, make sure you have a town map before getting to the town, although this is good advice for any Italian town.
 
Ravenna is easy to get to from the A14. Follow the signs for A14D from the A14 East. The A14D ends some kilometres before Ravenna, but the roads to the town are clearly signposted. Once in the town, head for the centre (Centro). The town streets vary (as in all Italian towns and cities) with the main routes being large and navigable, the back streets being small and unsuited to large vehicles. As there are a number of ways in, make sure you have a town map before getting to the town, although this is good advice for any Italian town.
 
Parking is easily attained, some free away from the old town centre, and typically 3 euro for 2.5 hours on the main street near the entry to the old town within 200 metres of the Basilica.
 
Parking is easily attained, some free away from the old town centre, and typically 3 euro for 2.5 hours on the main street near the entry to the old town within 200 metres of the Basilica.
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===By train===
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There is a train station in Ravenna; there are main lines to Bologna and Rimini.
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===By bus===
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You can take a bus from any nearby town, it costs only a couple of euros.
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===By plane===
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There is an airport in the town of Forli' about 20 km from Ravenna. It serves Ryanair. The more expensive airlines fly to Bologna, about 80 km from Ravenna.
  
 
==Get around==
 
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==See==
 
==See==
  
The '''Basilica of Sant' Appollinare Nuovo''' costs about 7 euro to enter and see the entire building and the amazing Mosaics. If you like old churches and interesting architecture, this is a must see.
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The '''Basilica of Sant' Apollinare Nuovo''' costs about €7 to enter and see the entire building and the amazing mosaics. If you like old churches and interesting architecture, this is a must see.
  
For those interested in historical figures, the town also contains '''Dante's Tomb''' (He of the inferno). It is less than a 1km walk from the Basilica.
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For those interested in historical figures, the town also contains '''Dante's Tomb''' (author of the ''Divine Comedy''). It is less than a 1 km walk from the Basilica.
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* <see name="Sant' Apollinare in Classe" address="Via Romea Sud" phone="+39 0544 473569" hours="open Mon-Sat, 08:30-19:30, Sun, 13:00-19:30" price="Like many Ravenna churches, it is known for its exceptional mosaics"></see>
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* <see name="Basilica of San Vitale" address="Via San Vitale" phone="+39 0544 219518" hours="open daily 09:00-19:00" price="huge church of San Vitale has mosaics everywhere, and it is considered a major monument in Western art history."></see>
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* <see name="Mausoleum of Galla Placidia" address="Via San Vitale" phone="="+39 0544 541688" hours="open daily 09:00-19:00" price="cross-shaped structure housing the tomb of Galla Placidia, sister of Honorius and Empress of Rome. Galla, who died in 450 AD, is one of history's most powerful women."></see>
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
  
Take the time to walk around. The town is full of the most charming surprises, be it a cafe or the oustanding fashion shops.
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Take the time to walk around. The town is full of the most charming surprises, be it a cafe or the outstanding fashion shops.
  
 
==Buy==
 
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You are in Italy; eat Italian food. There are many small pizzerias and trattorias in the town that serve excellent and inexpensive fare. A typical meal of pizza and a beer will cost around 10 to 15 euro. In the main square, the cafe serves excellent Capuccino for about 2 euro.
 
You are in Italy; eat Italian food. There are many small pizzerias and trattorias in the town that serve excellent and inexpensive fare. A typical meal of pizza and a beer will cost around 10 to 15 euro. In the main square, the cafe serves excellent Capuccino for about 2 euro.
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The self-service cafe in the central market (just north of the main square and the Hotel Byron) is excellent for lunches (7,50 to 10 euros).
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For an excellent example of a typical Romagnolo menu at local prices, try Ristorante Al Passatore (via di Roma, opposite the "Palazzo di Teodorico". It's a local institution.
  
 
==Drink==
 
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==Sleep==
 
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www.hostelravenna.com
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*'''Dante Youth Hostel''' [http://www.hostelravenna.com]  [mailto:hostelravenna@hotmail.com]
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*'''Hotel Byron''' [http://www.hotelbyron.com]    [mailto:info@hotelbyron.com] in the centre of Ravenna, within walking distance of the most important monuments; tel.0039/544/33479; fax 0039/544/34114;
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*''' Hotel Bisanzio''' [http://www.bisanziohotel.com]  [mailto:info@bisanziohotel.com]
  
www.hotelbyron.com   e-mail:  info@hotelbyron.com
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* '''Hotel Diana Ravenna''' – Via Girolamo Rossi, 47 - Cap: 48100, Ravenna, Italy. [http://www.hoteldianaravenna.com/]. Telephone +39 05 4439164 • Fax +39 05 4430001.  Three star hotel set in a 18th century building of the city centre of Ravenna, with 48 rooms and suites, and affordable rates to visit the Byzantine mosaic of the former capital of the roman empire. All the bedrooms of the Diana Hotel Ravenna come with private bath, satellite TV and breakfast included.  
  
www.bisanziohotel.com   e-mail: info@bisanziohotel.com
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*''' Hotel Villa Roncuzzi''' [http://www.ravennahotelvillaroncuzzi.it]   [mailto:info@ravennahotelvillaroncuzzi.it]
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*'''NH Jolly Ravenna''', Piazza Mameli, 1, +39 0544 35762 [http://www.nh-hotels.com/nh/en/hotels/italy/ravenna/nh-jolly-ravenna.html?action=search].
  
www.hotelbyron.com 
 
  
Hotel Centrale Byron, 3 stars, in the centre of Ravenna, Italy. Tel.0039/544/33479; fax 0039/544/34114; e-mail: info@hotelbyron.com  .  
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*'''Residence Resort Il poggio dei pini'''*** Residence 3 stars in Marina Romea, '''vistit website [http://www.residencepoggiodeipini.it/]'''Via delle Altee, 34
We, Hotel Centrale Byron, are a small hotel in the town centre and we are proud of our family run and informal ambience. You, in Hotel Centrale Byron, will immediately feel at ease thanks to the kindness of our staff. The quality of the accommodation is good and we can assure excellent value for money. We offer bed and breakfast service.  
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48100 Marina Romea (RA)
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mail: info@residencepoggiodeipini.it
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tel.0544 44 85 83       
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fax 0544 441014
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*<sleep name="Casa Masoli" alt="" address="Via Rossi 22" directions="" phone="+39 335 6099471" url="http://www.casamasoli.it" checkin="12am" checkout="10am" price="70 € for a double Room" lat="" long="">Casa Masoli is a wonderful Bed and Breakfast located in the center of Ravenna. Rooms are large and ceilings are decorated. It is an old house with history. The owner is a gentle and friendly lady that speaks fluent English. Reservations can be made via email at anna@casamasoli.it but you have to send a deposit or give your credit card number. All major cards accepted. Breakfast is huge and served until 10 am. There is courtyard to sit outside and relax. Smoking is allowed in the courtyard. Dogs may be or may not be allowed as the landlady has a dog herself. Just ask in advance.</sleep>
  
This is the ideal hotel for your holiday in Ravenna Italy or for your business trips to Ravenna or as a point from which to visit the great Bologna trade fairs such as the Cersaie, Saie, Lineapelle, Cosmoprof, Cosmopak.
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Hotel Centrale Byron is located in the historic centre of Ravenna, close to car-parks and garages and is also near all the most important monuments of Ravenna and all the most interesting town areas; the hotel is both economical, and comfortable , and is equipped with lift, air conditioning and a meeting room for a max. 15 people.The functional furnishing of its halls and meeting room turns business meetings into pleasant events.
 
  
Hotel Centrale Byron is ideally located in the local quiet silent promenade area and also boasts a host of shops offering some of the most famous designer names; and is also near a wide variety of restaurants of all price levels, famed for the typical cuisine of the Romagna zone.
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Hotel Centrale Byron is near the railway station of Ravenna: if your luggage is not too heavy you can easily walk to the hotel (please see the "site" map).
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Hotel Centrale Byron is near the Alighieri theatre and the Rasi Theatre, it is also close to the Town Hall of Ravenna, and close to the University.
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The most important monuments and places in Ravenna are within walking distance of the Hotel: such as the Basilica of Saint Vitale, the Galla Placidia mausoleum, renowned for its unique Byzantine mosaics, the Tomb of Teodorico, the Tomb of Dante, the Baptistery of the Ariani, the Neoniano Baptistery; thefore Hotel Centrale Byron is ideally situated as a base for all sightseeing of Ravenna.
 
  
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Revision as of 18:53, 23 August 2012

For other places with the same name, see Ravenna (disambiguation).

Ravenna is a city in the Romagna zone of Emilia-Romagna.

Contents

Understand

Ravenna is the home of the Mosaic Basilica, with a delightful small town atmosphere

Get in

By car

Ravenna is easy to get to from the A14. Follow the signs for A14D from the A14 East. The A14D ends some kilometres before Ravenna, but the roads to the town are clearly signposted. Once in the town, head for the centre (Centro). The town streets vary (as in all Italian towns and cities) with the main routes being large and navigable, the back streets being small and unsuited to large vehicles. As there are a number of ways in, make sure you have a town map before getting to the town, although this is good advice for any Italian town. Parking is easily attained, some free away from the old town centre, and typically 3 euro for 2.5 hours on the main street near the entry to the old town within 200 metres of the Basilica.

By train

There is a train station in Ravenna; there are main lines to Bologna and Rimini.

By bus

You can take a bus from any nearby town, it costs only a couple of euros.

By plane

There is an airport in the town of Forli' about 20 km from Ravenna. It serves Ryanair. The more expensive airlines fly to Bologna, about 80 km from Ravenna.

Get around

  • Walking. Ravenna is a walker's paradise, to say nothing of a shopping heaven for some. The old town is a mainly pedestrian area with cafes and bars on every corner and some hidden away through small access alleys. Note that everything is a little more expensive near the Basilica.

If you want to do any shopping, be aware that the shops in Ravenna observe a siesta from about 12:30 to around 4pm when the only things open are small bookshops and cafes.

See

The Basilica of Sant' Apollinare Nuovo costs about €7 to enter and see the entire building and the amazing mosaics. If you like old churches and interesting architecture, this is a must see.

For those interested in historical figures, the town also contains Dante's Tomb (author of the Divine Comedy). It is less than a 1 km walk from the Basilica.

  • Sant' Apollinare in Classe, Via Romea Sud, +39 0544 473569. open Mon-Sat, 08:30-19:30, Sun, 13:00-19:30. Like many Ravenna churches, it is known for its exceptional mosaics.
  • Basilica of San Vitale, Via San Vitale, +39 0544 219518. open daily 09:00-19:00. huge church of San Vitale has mosaics everywhere, and it is considered a major monument in Western art history..
  • Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Via San Vitale. open daily 09:00-19:00. cross-shaped structure housing the tomb of Galla Placidia, sister of Honorius and Empress of Rome. Galla, who died in 450 AD, is one of history's most powerful women..

Do

Take the time to walk around. The town is full of the most charming surprises, be it a cafe or the outstanding fashion shops.

Buy

Stylish fashions from all over Italy are available in the small boutique style shops. You won't find big stores here as you would in Milan or Rome, but there is a small town charm to them.

Eat

You are in Italy; eat Italian food. There are many small pizzerias and trattorias in the town that serve excellent and inexpensive fare. A typical meal of pizza and a beer will cost around 10 to 15 euro. In the main square, the cafe serves excellent Capuccino for about 2 euro. The self-service cafe in the central market (just north of the main square and the Hotel Byron) is excellent for lunches (7,50 to 10 euros).

For an excellent example of a typical Romagnolo menu at local prices, try Ristorante Al Passatore (via di Roma, opposite the "Palazzo di Teodorico". It's a local institution.

Drink

Sleep

  • Dante Youth Hostel [1] [2]
  • Hotel Byron [3] [4] in the centre of Ravenna, within walking distance of the most important monuments; tel.0039/544/33479; fax 0039/544/34114;
  • Hotel Bisanzio [5] [6]
  • Hotel Diana Ravenna – Via Girolamo Rossi, 47 - Cap: 48100, Ravenna, Italy. [7]. Telephone +39 05 4439164 • Fax +39 05 4430001. Three star hotel set in a 18th century building of the city centre of Ravenna, with 48 rooms and suites, and affordable rates to visit the Byzantine mosaic of the former capital of the roman empire. All the bedrooms of the Diana Hotel Ravenna come with private bath, satellite TV and breakfast included.
  • Hotel Villa Roncuzzi [8] [9]
  • NH Jolly Ravenna, Piazza Mameli, 1, +39 0544 35762 [10].


  • Residence Resort Il poggio dei pini*** Residence 3 stars in Marina Romea, vistit website [11]Via delle Altee, 34

48100 Marina Romea (RA) mail: info@residencepoggiodeipini.it tel.0544 44 85 83 fax 0544 441014

  • Casa Masoli, Via Rossi 22, +39 335 6099471, [12]. checkin: 12am; checkout: 10am. Casa Masoli is a wonderful Bed and Breakfast located in the center of Ravenna. Rooms are large and ceilings are decorated. It is an old house with history. The owner is a gentle and friendly lady that speaks fluent English. Reservations can be made via email at anna@casamasoli.it but you have to send a deposit or give your credit card number. All major cards accepted. Breakfast is huge and served until 10 am. There is courtyard to sit outside and relax. Smoking is allowed in the courtyard. Dogs may be or may not be allowed as the landlady has a dog herself. Just ask in advance. 70 € for a double Room.

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