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Ravenna, 3-time Capital city!

During your stay in one of our beautiful properties in Emilia Romagna, you will be able to discover the Center of Ravenna in few minutes, a city that sets aside lovely glimpses and it has a lot to offer.

Ravenna is county seat of Emilia Romagna, which the Byzantine Emperor Giustiniano turned into the most Western pillar of the Byzantine Empire. During the Roman Age, known as Classe, the city itself was a main imperial gate for its remarkable navy fleet.

Nowadays, it is the largest as well as the historically most important place of the whole Romagna. Ravenna is a gem, a treasure chest that preserves precious evidences of its glorious past times, in which it had functioned as capital city for three times. The first time it was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire, then it belonged to the Ostrogoths Kingdom, and finally it had the role of main center of the Byzantine Exarchate until the 751.

Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

Galla Placidia Mausoleum

This county seat of Emilia Romagna, represents a remarkable cultural and historical heritage, which has even received the title of World Heritage Site from UNESCO.

Its complex gathers the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Neonian Baptistery, the Basilica of Saint Apollinaris, the Mausoleum of Theoderic, then being mindful of amazing architectural samples such as the Arian Baptistery, but also the Basilica of Saint Apollinaris in Classe, the Basilica of Saint Vitale and the Archbishop’s Chapel. These architectural masterpieces are all main steps of an extraordinary route that is capable of conveying unique feelings and emotions.

Basilica di Sant’Apollinare

Sant’Apollinare Basilica

The city of Ravenna – one of the most wonderful towns of Emilia Romagna, which center is really near to the Relais Villa Roncuzzi – not only offers its visitors monuments and ancient testimonies, but it also proposes events of great interest, such as the famous Ravenna Jazz, the renowned Nightmare Film Fest, a film exhibition dedicated to horror movies, as well as the Film Fest, a film exhibition dedicated to the European Cinema. The reasons that lead to visit this amazing county seat of Emilia Romagna may be the chance to admire its elegant buildings and its superb squares, among which we can find the sixteenth Populus Square, heart of Ravenna and highest expression of the Venetian architecture.

In order to know and appreciate culinary specialties, we highly recommend visiting its indoor market. Ravenna offers great opportunities to go shopping. Strolling along the nice streets of its old town, will be possible to buy any kind of top-notch products.

Besides Populus Square, there are many destinations for shopping, such as via IV Novembre, via Corrado Ricci, via Cairoli, via Diaz, and via Cavour.

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