"Byzantine culture blended with Italian flavour!" Top 5 Page for this destination Ravenna by vysnaite

Ravenna Travel Guide: 398 reviews and 1,217 photos

If you would like to know what happened to the the water level and why the floor of churches in Ravenna is lifted, where's the best ice-cream and carpet sky, the place from which the sea moved away, where is Dante now and what is in common between C.Jung and neonian babtistery, who was Theodorico and why is he important..you are in the right place! Welcome =)

This city was my home for almost a year during last three years, I really <3 love it and I'm sure you'd love it too seeing it with my eyes! It became part of my life and I'm happy to be able to share it with you.

Craft men from Ravenna were being invited to Venice as professionals. City inspired Dante (here’s his grave), Byron (library houses some of his original hand written works), Klimit, Carl Gustave Jung was here, I was here too, now is your turn! =)

Mosaics are not only in San Vitale church, but in most churches of Ravenna.

In one word – city with taste of Byzantine culture blended with Italian flavour.

Ravenna is a calm town close to Adriatic coast, Included into World Heritage by UNESCO this lovely city has treasures of mosaics and very interesting history. Guess anyone who knows something more or less about history knows that in 5th century it was the capital of Western Empire, with Teodorico in rule and all what he had left. It was the flourishing time of Ravenna, it became the main city of Roman –Barbarian kingdom and a crossroad of different civilizations. Eastern influence has left marvelous blend of Italian and Byzantine culture – marbles and mosaic decorations.


And don't forget it's a great place for vacation in summer offering varaiety of activities from just absorbing the sun on Adriatic coast, breathing the aroma of pine trees or having an active holiday, biking, fitness and all the fun!

There's also an amusement park Mirabilandia. If you're not too lazy you can move and to themed park (which is aready in Rimini) Italia in miniatura.

Ravenna is also great because of its' geographical location not that far from Venice and Florence and great spot for doing wine routes as the areas of wine yards are just around about half an hour by car!

Ravenna has really what to offer to a visitor.

  • Last visit to Ravenna: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Mar 10, 2007
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  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2009 at 1:55 AM

    Some good practical tips and pics, thanks for sharing, I'm heading there next month. - Now I've been there I'm surprised you didn't mention Torre Civica. Ciao, ian

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    I dream about the mosaics inside this building frequently. It's breathtakingly beautiful.

  • bertoli11's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2007 at 6:53 AM

    Thanks for the great info - after reading your tips I'm really looking forward to spending some time in Ravenna. ciao bertoli

  • Lyndra's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2007 at 7:04 AM

    Hi Gitana, Love your Ravenna tips. I worked in Venice for 2 summers and really wanted to get to Ravenna. I have a friend who lives used to live there. :-)

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2007 at 3:36 AM

    Fantastic guide to Ravenna :-))) I can't wait to go one day and see these magnificent mosaics by myself :-))

  • rjaparidze's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2006 at 1:11 PM

    good page on Ravenna... Stayed for only one day as a part of 10 day trip in Italy. keep going. Salut from Georgia

  • DSwede's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2006 at 4:48 PM

    Great page. I also worked in Ravenna for a while & enjoyed it!

  • Bokhari76's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2005 at 7:40 PM

    Hi Gitana. Great Ravenna Page. Happy Birthday. Have great day. New year greetings from Pakistan.

  • gregoryr1m's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2005 at 2:12 PM

    I can see why you like Ravenna... it seems like an exciting place. Was POrt Canal really designed by Leonardo da Vinci? That's very interesting. ~Greg

  • Sjalen's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2005 at 8:41 AM

    WOW - this could be the best Ravenna page! :)

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