Ravenna was an important Roman port, and a prestigious European city, long before the Renaissance transformed neighbouring towns. Its beauty lies within its ancient churches, and their mosaic-decorated interiors.
Ravenna is no longer by the sea, but cycle past the pines to Marina di Ravenna. Olive oil, chestnuts and truffles are favourite ingredients in its seafood restaurants, while the fertile Po basin produces full-bodied wines like Trebbiano and Albana.
On the sea, in the surroundings of Ravenna, there are many villages and camping where you can enjoy a comfortable holiday: Casalborsetti, Marina Romea, Porto Corsini, Marina di Ravenna, Punta Marina Terme, Lido Adriano, Lido di Dante, Lido di Classe and Lido di Savio are known as Ravenna's Beaches.
Children will love Mirabilandia, the region's biggest amusement park at Savio, ten kilometres south of Ravenna.
The poet Dante was forced to flee here from Florence. He finished his Divine Comedy in the city, where he died in 1321. Visit his tomb in front of the church of San Francesco, and wish that you, too, were obliged to live in Ravenna.
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