Via delle Industrie 32, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, 48100, Italy
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Place to stay in Ravenna
hopefully someone will be able to help me out. I'm going to Ravenna for one day in June and I've decided that it's best for me to spend one night there and leave for Assisi in the morning. But for some reason I'm having a horrible time finding cheap accomodations there. I'm at a point where I'm willing to pay a little more than what I had planned for a hotel. I just need a place that's not too expensive, easy to find, and safe.
Does anybody have any ideas?
Re: Place to stay in Ravenna
Ciao Jessica ...Latin...wow :)
Here some cheap hotels in ravenna
AL GIACIGLIO tel +39-0544-39403
CASA AMICA +39-0544-421566
MINERVA +39-0544-213711 fax +39-0544-213711
PICCOLO +39-0544-450792 fax +39-0544-451540
ROMA +39-0544-421515 fax +39-0544-421191
SAN MARCO tel +39-0544-436125
As alternative you can pass your night at Marina di Ravenna, cheaper than ravenna and great nightlife during the weekend (Duna degli Orsi "Dune of the bears"...nice parties on the beach).
Or to Milano Marittima, a bit more expensive but you can pass a great nigt beetween crowded bars and "Pineta" a really cool disco you can find football players and so on...
Ave atque Vale
Travel Tips for Ravenna
1500 years ago Ravenna was a capital city. From this time there is a heritage of monuments, religious buildings with mosaics, bell-towers, monastic cloisters.
Ravenna is roman, gothic, byzantine and also medieval, venetian and finally modern and contemporary, civilised and hospitable city.
Basilica of the Holy Spirit (Spirito Santo)
It was the church of the Arian bishops, later dedicated to the Catholic cult by Archbishop Agnello (556-559). The appearance of the church today is not very different from the original one. The façade is dominated by the 16th century portico, made up of five big arches in the front and by an arch on the northern short side. The church is nave and two aisles divided by fourteen columns surmounted by capitals and dosserets. The ambo, in Greek marble, is 6th century and is decorated on both faces: on each face there are two crosses laterally on a globe, while in the curved central part there are small fluted columns which form three aedicules with shell and tympanum.
Laundry facilities are hard to find
Given the paucity of laundromats -- I never found one -- it is probably wise to bring along a small bottle of laundry detergent (though shampoo will do in a pinch), clothes pins and laundry line. You can wash out your "smalls" each night in the sink, and periodically launder larger items when you have access to a bathtub.
Buses are also quite comfortable to use. You should buy tickets in the places called Tabacchi (also cigarettes and stamps :)). you can buy a single ticket or a ticket depending on the duration of the time, there is a ticket for 75 minutes ride, you can take any buses in the area during that time. Ticket bought on the bus will cost you more.
In summer if you want to go to the seaside take a bus no. 60 (Marina di Ravenna~15-20 min) or 70 (passes Punta Marina, so to Marina di Ravenna ~25mins), they go quite often. Busses depart from the stop that is in front of the train station, cross the street and wait.
As most of locals use bikes, scooters, cars, so I'd say public transport especially to new growing districts of Ravenna isn't very much well developed yet. Thus to the older areas or around the center or seaside you won't have any problems.
Basilica di San Vitale (2)
The interior is amazing and must be seen for itself - the colours are ancient yet still vibrant and beautiful.
Christ, seated in the dome, rests on a sphere of blue so vivd it belies its 1400 years.