Ravenna, the capital of mosaics
Legend has it that the Byzantines were a fabulous and mysterious people, qualities that certainly also apply to one of their main cities – Ravenna, the former capital of the Western Empire. Ravenna is a European "superstar" city which attracts visitors from the four corners of the world. They come here to see – at least once in their lives – its unparalleled Byzantine mosaics with complex allegorical meanings. It is not by accident that as many as eight of the monuments of Ravenna have been included in the World Heritage List.
Tourist Information Centre
Via Salara, 8/12 Ravenna
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By train: Ravenna can be reached via three main regional railway lines: Rimini-Ferrara, Ravenna-Bologna and Ravenna-Faenza. The long-distance lines connects Ravenna to Florence and Rome. Trenitalia
By car: Ravenna can be reached by the A14 from Bologna, the meeting point for the A1 "del sole", the A21 Turin-Piacenza and the A22 "from Brennero". From Venice the quickest way is the SS309 "Romea" and from South, as well as the A1 and the A14, there is the E45 Highway which crosses the Apennines and links Ravenna with Rome. Highways
By bus: Ravenna is served by several suburban buses lines linking the city with the Adriatic Riviera and the main Italian cities. Suburban bus lines
By plane: The nearest airports to Ravenna are Bologna, Rimini, Venezia e Forlì. From May to September is available the Shuttle-Race which connects Cervia/Ravenna and Bologna airport.