Ravenna is a city in Emilia-Romagna.
Ravenna is the home of the Mosaic Basilica, with a delightful small town atmosphere
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take the time to walk around. The town is full of the most charming surprises, be it a cafe or the oustanding fashion shops.
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.
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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Information for the travellers who will have the pleasure to sleep in Ravenna: www.hotelbyron.com Hotel Centrale Byron, 3 stars, in the centre of Ravenna, Italy. Tel.0039/544/33479; fax 0039/544/34114; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
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. 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. 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). 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.
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.