Romagna is a geographic area included in Emilia Romagna. It’s included in the districts of Forlì-Cesena, Rimini, Ravenna, and Imola and other small towns in Bologna district at the east of the Sillaro river.
The main town of the Romagna is Ravenna. During the centuries it was the capital of the Western Roman Empire, the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths and the Byzantine Exarchate. Ravenna is rich in history and artistic beauty, and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage sites list.
Among the most important building there’s the Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, built in the V century, that was linked to the Church of Santa Croce in the past.
The Battistero Neoniano, also called of the Orthodox, offers an exceptional view with the dome mosaics made in three levels with the scenes of the Baptism of Jesus, the twelve apostles and the niches built in Roman style. While inside a park there’s the Mausoleum of Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths. It dates back to 520 A.D.
Another important town of Romagna is Rimini, the administrative centre of the district. Rimini is the most important town on the Adriatic coast, is known for tourism and accommodation. The town has Roman origins and is full of points of interest, such as the Ponte di Tiberio and the Arch of Augustus. The Castel Sismondo and the Palazzo Arengo date back to the Middle Ages.
The town of Imola, in Bologna district, has many buildings that date back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. In the old town centre there is the Sforza Castle, a fortified medieval castle very well preserved where we can admire the four round towers surrounded by walls, the underground, the chapel of Santa Barbara, the central tower and the palace. The castle also houses the Museum of Ceramics, the collection of weapons and the International Piano Academy.