Hotel Residence La Reunion
Via Corrado Ricci 29, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, 48100, Italy
More about Ravenna
Sarcophagi of Ravenna, June 2010
Dante’s Tomb, Ravenna, June 2010
Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, June 2010
Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Cloisters, Ravenna, 6/2010
How to get:
- San Marino-Ravenna
- San Marino Bologna
By train? In case there are trains in San Marino.
If you don't have your own transportation, you'll have to take the train to Rimini. From there, take a bus up to San Marino. The tourist booths are fairly well informed with English, so you can find your way easily.
Travel Tips for Ravenna
Just where it is...
I must say that my ideas on the subject where rather vague. After all, it's unlikely that I know where many smaller European cities are located:))) Though I tend to remember it after my trip.
Ravenna is one of the cultural gems of Emilia Romagna (I still can not understand quite why the numerous package tours from Russia to Italy omit the region, and, hence, Ravenna, entirely). It is quite close to the region's capital city - Bologna, which makes it an ideal day trip from that location. It's also close to the popular resort area of Rimini and Riccione, so you will not find it particularly difficult to get there. In short, just go north along the Adriatic sea beaches from Rimini, and you?ll get there?
P.S. There's a map attached as the picture to this tip:)))
Extensive remains of a 15th century fort constructed when Ravenna was under Venetian rule occupy most of a public park.
Via Rocca Brancaleone, Ravenna 48100 The Rocca Brancaleone was erected by the Venetians in 1457, was part of the city walls and was built in two parts, the Rocca and the Citadel. Joined by the curtain walls the Rocca is a wide quadrilateral of 2180 square metres with impressive circular towers at each corner. Surrounded by walls with a fortified door the Citadel covers an area of 14,000 square metres, with two round towers at two corners and two semi-circular ones along the wall curtains.
I found that knowing a little...
I found that knowing a little bit of Italian was a huge help. In general I think that american tourists tend to 'float' through an area - not really meeting people, but just taking some pictures, pointing to their menu choices, and carrying on from there. Spend a few months learning Italian - and you'll have a much differnt (and in my opinion much better) experience. I used a three CD set that i ordered from amazon - i listed to the CD's on the way to work each day for 5 months - but the time i got to Italy i could at least be polite and ask for food recommendations from the waiters.
Nature, Bird watching
If you like bird watching there's one cute old wooden watching tower close to Marina Romea (at the road SS309) at San Vitale Pine woods. You can see quite a number of birds in artificial ponds, and if you love nature you'll really enjoy.
There are a lot of birdwatching spots in Valli di Comacchio Comacchio Lagoons(http://www.vallidicomacchio.it/esc3.htm). A palce has many canals,like a small Venice just in nature. It's in the Delta Po Natural Park teritory. You can take a virutal ture and know more at http://www.parcodeltapo.it/
Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista
Dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist, this church was commissioned in the 5th century by Empress Galla Placidia upon her return from Constantinople in 426 AD, making it Ravenna's oldest surviving church. The interior has a triple-nave basilica design, with reused Roman-period Corinthian columns topped by arches bordering its central nave. In its original form, its interior walls and apse were entirely covered in glistening mosaics with a similar dazzling effect to that of the nearby church of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo. In the 12th/13th centuries, San Giovanni Evangelista received a Gothic remodelling, of which the superbly carved marble portal and a small frescoed Gothic chapel remain. Fragments of the 13th century mosaic that covered the church's floors are on display along the walls of today's church and depict scenes from the sacking of Constantinople during the 4th Crusade. The 42-metre square bell tower was constructed in the 10th century, except its last floor and conical top were of a later addition. In 1767, the church underwent further remodelling which transformed the interior into a lavish Baroque design and unfortunately stripped the interior of any remaining 5th century mosaics. In WWII, the church was half destroyed by allied bombings, but it was rebuilt soon afterwards. The reconstruction, though, restored the church's original form, not the Baroque look, albeit without its mosaics. For additional photos, take a look at the travelogue "Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista."
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