Day Trips to Ravenna
Located between Bologna and San Marino, and easily accessible by ground transportation, Ravenna is one of the largest cities in the region of Emilia-Romagna. Ravenna is quite a picturesque town, rich in Byzantine culture, as shown in its numerous churches and museums.
The center of the city offers beautiful, ornamental churches and basilicas such as Basilica di San Vitale and Basilica di San Francesco. The Neonian Baptistery, the most ancient standing building in Ravenna, is an important religious site and a World UNESCO Heritage site. Other more important sights to visit are the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Museo Nazionale Ravenna, Arian Baptistery, and probably the most intriguing – the Tomb of Dante Alighieri. The Piazza Del Popolo is one of the most beautiful and busiest squares to visit here.
Being on the coast, Ravenna remains a popular tourist attraction thanks to its access to gorgeous coastal resorts like Cesenatico, with its golden beaches and family entertainment. Ravenna’s proximity to Florence, Bologna, and the Adriatic Sea make it a nice stop for perfecting your authentic Italian experience.