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Ravenna is a city in the Romagna zone of Emilia-Romagna.
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Points of Interest in Ravenna
- 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. Lies approx. 5 km south of the city center.
- 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.
- The mausoleum of Theoderic the Great. Lies approx. 1 km north east from the city center, on the other side of the railway.
There is a ticket office close to Basilica of San Vitale where you can buy tickets for the main sights of Ravenna.
Ravenna is the home of the Mosaic Basilica, with a delightful small town atmosphere
Take the time to walk around. The town is full of the most charming surprises, be it a cafe or the outstanding fashion shops.
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.
Another alternative is Osteria Del Tempo Perso on Via Gamba 12, just around the corner from Hotel Bisanzio.
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.
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