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Ravenna and surrondings:
What to see?

Eight good reasons to choose Ravenna and the ‘Galletti Abbiosi’ palace-hotel.

The hotel represents the ideal starting point to admire the amazing mosaics inside of the main monuments of Ravenna, through a path that links Art and Faith.

Discover Ravenna - UNESCO city, its wonders and the surroundings:

1. Ravenna preserves a lot of byzantine mosaics unique in the world and 8 monuments inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List: Basilica of San Vitale, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Neonian Baptistery, Arian Baptistery, Archiepiscopal Chapel, Mausoleum of Theodoric and Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe.

2. The great poet Dante Alighieri found in the city the ideal place to complete the Divine Comedy. The devotion towards Dante immediately became a real cult after his death: today the city remembers the Supreme Poet, celebrating him in September during the "Settembre Dantesco" and preserves memorabilia ralating to his life inside the Dante Museum. The Tomb of Dante, the Quadrarco of Braccioforte, the San Francesco Basilica and this museum form the "Zone of Silence", the area that preserves the memory of Dante in Ravenna.

3.All kinds of events occur throughout the year: in addition to the cultural event "Settembre Dantesco", an international Marathon is held the second weekend of November and every two years the most important fair in the world about the offshore industry ‘OMC Conference & Exhibitions’ takes place in Ravenna. The well-known ‘Ravenna Festival’ is the most awaited event by the citizens and the tourists: ranging from orchestral to chamber music, from jazz to musicals, from opera to theatre, many national and international artists perform in the most picturesque locations of the city: a true hymn to the music!

4. The culinary tradition of Ravenna is very ancient. The most typical specialties are the pasta homemade pasta (tagliatelle, lasagne, passatelli with parmesan cheese and nutmeg, cappelletti filled in cheese with meat sauce or in broth), grilled pork meat and fish of the Adriatic sea and the undeniable queen of the Romagna cooking: the Piadina, served as an accompaniment or as an appetizer with salami and soft and fresh cheese like the unique ‘squacquerone’. All these dishes are matched by the excellent local wines (Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Pagadèbit) or the sweet wines such as Albana or Cagnina, in which you can soak dry biscuits "scroccadenti", donuts or tortelli stuffed with jam.

5. The proximity to the beach makes Ravenna an ideal solution for those wishing to combine the benefits of the seaside holiday with the beauty of the city of art. The coast, overlooking the Adriatic Sea, is characterised by shallow waters and fine golden sandy beaches. Along the 35 km of beach, the nine seaside villages(from south to north: Lido di Savio, Lido di Classe, Lido di Dante, Lido Adriano, Punta Marina Terme, Marina di Ravenna, Porto Corsini, Marina Romea and Casal Borsetti) are equipped by facilities for practicing sports, tasting the local cuisine, having fun and relaxing.

6. Many amusement parks throughout the Riviera enjoy adults and children: Mirabilandia and Mirabeach, Italy in miniature, Acquafan, Oltremare and Zoo Safari. You can easily reach them from Ravenna by car or by public transport.

7. Ravenna offers a wide variety of landscapes and natural environments. The beautiful pine forest of San Vitale and the centuries-old pinewood of Classe are the best places to stroll or ride a bike in the wild, also during the events that celebrate the local typical products, such as the Truffle Festival, the Pine seed Festival and the Naturae Festival. The wetlands remember the ancient marshes that surrounded Ravenna; today they are oasis and protected areas inside of the Park of the Po Delta, as Punte Alberete, the Valle della Canna, the peninsula of Boscoforte, the area of the Ortazzo and the mouth of the Bevano river. In these areas you can follow guided tours, do birdwatching or ride a bicycle.

8. Finally Ravenna is the starting point for visiting the nearby towns and villages: the small seaside towns such as Cesenatico and Cervia, the medieval villages of Brisighella or San Leo, Comacchio and its wetlands, nearby art cities such as Ferrara, Cesena or the oldest and smallest in the world Republic of San Marino.