Ravenna Off The Beaten Path

  • one of the bars in spring
    one of the bars in spring
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    Dante's museum (next to Dante's Tomb)
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    Giardino Rinaldo Da Concorezzo - Sarcophagi!

    by leics Updated Dec 14, 2014

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    I've put this into 'off the beaten path' because although this small (modern) 'garden' is set between Basilica San Francesco and Dante's Tomb I suspect many people overlook it entirely.

    It's not particularly impressive from a garden point of view: just shrubs and trees and a few benches. But part of the garden contains some massive, beautifully-carved and ancient (Roman, I think) marble sarcophagi. It is those which you should not miss.

    Who was Rinaldo Da Concorezzo? He was a high-powered church official during the late 1200s and early 1300s, Archbishop of Ravenna from 1303 to 1321. He was a contemporary of Dante and, indeed, knew the poet. His body is in Ravenna's Duomo, lying in a Roman marble sarcophagus of the same type as those placed in the garden named after him.

    You'll find the garden to the right of Basilica San Francesco as you exit the church into Piazza San Francesco.

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    Torre Del Pubblico - Ravenna's Leaning Tower

    by leics Written Dec 13, 2014

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    If you are wandering anywhere to the north of Piazza del Popolo you can hardly miss this vast chunk of masonry, leaning precariously over two roads and kept upright partly by the (old) building which adjoins it and partly by modern shoring.

    I can't find out anything about it apart from the fact that it dates from the 1100s, as many such towers/tower houses do. They formed part of a city's fortifications (and made excellent watch-towers, of course) but were always privately-owned and privately-erected, often with the family living inside (and no doubt hoping their worldly goods were safely kept in case of raiders or invaders).

    I believe this tower leans even more than the much more famous tower in Pisa. It has been 'topped' at some point in the past, probably when it first began to lean.

    You'll find Torre Del Pubblico at the junction of Via Paolo Costa and Via Serafino Ferruzzi. It isn't open to the public (not surprising) but it's certainly worth a look.

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    Take a careful look about you

    by Bunsch Written Sep 22, 2010

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    We're all being told to stop and smell the roses. But seldom has a slow amble around an ancient city been so richly rewarded as it was the day I happened to catch sight of some chimneys in Ravenna, immediately next to the Tomb of Galla Placida. Since Ravenna was an ancient Roman seaport, one can well imagine that its residents might have seen the Acropolis. But who knew they'd memorialize it in such a lovely way?

    Chimneys in Ravenna
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    Tickets to other objects- at...

    by vysnaite Updated Mar 10, 2007

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    Tickets to other objects- at any object you buy one “visit card” it’s 7.50 euros, that’s your ticket to 6 objects. More about it you can find at : Ravenna Visit Card.
    Entrance to Dante's Tomb is for free, Teodorico palace for free, Mausoleo di Teodorico reduced 1 euro. Lovely church San Apolinare in Classe, not far away by car or bus from Ravenna, on Sunday entrance is for free. Get a map for free in tourist office, in summer bike for free. Also visit the beach.

    Dante's museum (next to Dante's Tomb)
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    Milano Marittima

    by vysnaite Written Mar 10, 2007

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    Another seaside place with wild night life. 15-20 minutes by car, with many bars in a center, many rich funcky people, the most famous discoe there is Pinetta. Though, a pleasure walk with some lurking in bars is strongly adviced. You'll see at least a few ferrari and porches on the streets (nice view, guys!!!).

    one of the bars in spring
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    Mirabilandia - amusement park, fun4everyone

    by vysnaite Written Jul 21, 2005

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    Mirabilandia is a huge amusement park with many attractions in Ravenna, from the city center it's about 15 minutes by car, there are also buses going there and back. it's a very fun place to spend all the day, to remember childhood and to have loads of emotions. Attractions are not only for kids, inside the park there are many restaurants, canteens, so you can have a snack, in the evening a show is organized and the fountain plays with colours. Usually there's a promotion in summer, when you pay entrance for one day, next day you can enter 4 free. Believe me, one day is not enough, you can be there from the morning till the evening and you'll never get bored.
    you pay entrance once, you can use all the attractions and amusements inside the park as many times as you wish!
    another park like this you can find only in the North of Italy (Gardaland)

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    Cesenatico

    by vysnaite Written Nov 10, 2003

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    Quite nice for an evening hanging out with shops, caffes, bars, people right by the canal full of ships at the city center. The Port Canal was designed by Leonardo da Vinci , in the canal along which you take a walk there's also a Floating Marine museum so you can see interesting gaily-painted vintage boats too, also at night as they are illuminated.

    Cesenatico

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    Nature, Bird watching

    by vysnaite Updated Nov 10, 2003

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    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/

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    the tratoria cubana in marina...

    by wctryltd Written Aug 26, 2002

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    the tratoria cubana in marina de ravenna. All the way at the end of the strip. Order fresh sea food (caught that day on the shore) dishes by the ounce, then eat them sitting outside with some good local pinot grigio wine served in small pitchers. Cheap, local and excellent.

    Location: Via molo dalmazia, 37. Marina di Ravenna. tel: 0544/530231

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    Parco della Pace - Peace...

    by Aisha Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Parco della Pace - Peace Park



    Parco della Pace - Peace Park

    Public park in which there are some mosaics sculpture involved with peace. The artists that realized them are from various part of the word: Claude Rahir, Margarett L.Coupe, Jerri W.Carter, Alexander Kornooukhov, Mimmo Paladino, Josette Deru, Edda Mally, Bruno Saetti.



    Addresse:


    via Marzabotto- via Marconi


    Località:


    Ravenna


    Telefono:


    0544-482815


    How can you reach it:
     

    Zona viale Randi, a pochi km. Dal centro storico. Parcheggio auto e bus in strada, bus 70 da Stazione FFSS fermata via Cassino, oppure 4 e 44 fermata viale Randi.





     
     
     

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    08.00 -until there is the sun


    Price:
     

    It's free





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