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Located on the Adriatic coast in North-East Italy, Ravenna was briefly the capital of the Roman Empire and later the Italian capital of the Byzantine Empire. During this time, incredible mosaics were constructed throughout the city. Described as a symphony of color in Dante's Divine Comedy, Ravenna's well-preserved mosaics are some of the finest remaining in the Western world.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
Explore one of the earliest and best-preserved mosaic monuments in the world. Built in the 5th century, Mausoleo di Galla Placida was constructed for Galla Placidia, the half-sister of Roman Emperor Honorius. The mausoleum is quite deceptive; its very simple exterior is in sharp contrast with the incredible, colorful mosaics inside. Also, visit the spectacular Basilica di San Vitale, Neonian Baptistery, Basilica Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Basilica Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Arian Baptistery, Archiepiscopal Chapel, Mausoleo di Theodoric and Domus Dei Tappeti di Pietra. The tomb of Dante Alighieri, the author of the literary masterpiece Divine Comedy, is also a must-see. Dante spent the last 20 years of his life in Ravenna after being exiled from Florence in 1302.
Hop on a bike for an unforgettable tour of Ravenna. A selection of paths take you along the coast and across the plain to the hills. No need to rent a bicycle. The port has purchased 20 new bicycles which are available to cruise guests. The pick up location is approximately a 5-minute walk from the shuttle drop off location and you'll need to show your cruise card to start your exploration of one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in Italy.
Stop at a piadinerie for piadina (thin, Italian flatbread) served with cold cuts, jam, Nutela or regional cheeses. Tortellini and Cappelletti , the Bolognese sauce, as well as local wines such as SanGiovese should not be missed.
The Euro (EUR), the currency of the European Union, is the official currency of Italy. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, please note that in Italy taxes are already included in the selling prices.
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