The main square in Ravenna in Italy
MOSAICS, MOTIFS AND MORE

Cruisereise fra Venice (Ravenna), Italy

Discover enchanting Ravenna, home of some of Italy’s most captivating hidden gems including 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites. This charming seaside port is a haven for art and architecture lovers showcasing Christian mosaics, majestic churches and impressive palaces. Before your cruise, spend a couple of days exploring Ravenna — once the capital of the Western Roman Empire and a thriving hub for craftsmen, artists and master masons. Plus, take advantage of your proximity to visit Venice or Bologna — both less than 2-and-a-half hours by car. Wander through Venice’s iconic St. Mark’s Basilica and ride a gondola beneath the Rialto Bridge or eat your way around Bologna’s Mercato Delle Erbe and catch amazing views from the top of Asinelli Tower. Cruising from Ravenna gives you the opportunity to go off the beaten path and to visit Venice’s famous canals or Bologna’s enchanting streets.
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Reaching Ravenna

Explore transfer options to the Port of Ravenna from Bologna Airport (1.5 hours away), Venice City Center (2.5 hours away), and Venice Airport (2.5 hours away). Call us at (866-562-7625) to learn more.
 
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WHEN IN ITALY, ROAM ITS CITIES

Every city in Italy has its on unique flair that make it worth visiting — and in the case of Ravenna, it’s an endless bounty of art and architecture. Ideally located, the port in Ravenna is the perfect location to kickstart an Italian road trip to some of the country’s most beloved cities — either before or after your cruise. Set out for an unforgettable adventure with picturesque views found only in Italy.

GONE WITH THE GONDOLA

Venice is pure magic — and just over 2 hours from Ravenna. Wander through narrow alleyways that lead to breathtaking views of the city’s iconic canals and gondolas. Explore legendary sites like the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace and Grand Canal. And take a gelato or espresso break at St. Mark’s Square to people watch. Surrounded by stunning works of art and architecture, will have you feeling like you’re in a live painting.

THAT’S BOLOGNA!

Bologna is one of Italy’s best kept secrets. A quick hour car ride from Ravenna, this charming city delights with ancient towers, gorgeous squares and beautiful porticos — or archways supported by columns. But its Bologna’s foodie scene, that will surely leave a lasting impression. Stroll through Piazza Maggiore and stop at any surrounding restaurants to indulge in Italian specialties — and discover for yourself why Bologna is considered Italy’s culinary capital.

 

 

Things To Do in Ravenna

Italy Ravenna Classe Basilica interior

MAKE YOUR OWN MOSAICS

Italy Ravenna Classe Basilica interior

Italy Ravenna Classe Basilica interior

MAKE YOUR OWN MOSAICS

Feeling inspired by the city’s majestic mosaics? Take a workshop at KOKO Mosaico. The local studio offers classes of all levels where you can learn how make your own pieces. Whether you decide to gift your very own mosaic masterpiece or keep it as souvenir, this will be an experience you’ll love to pieces.

Italy Ravenna Classe Basilica interior

DANTE’S TOMB BATTLE

Italy Ravenna Classe Basilica interior

Italy Ravenna Classe Basilica interior

DANTE’S TOMB BATTLE

Visit the tomb of famous Italian poet, Dante Alighieri — best known for writing The Divine Comedy. The poet was excommunicated from Florence for his controversial works and fled to Ravenna where he died in 1321. Ironically, centuries later, Florence fought for his remains to be sent back to his birthplace, but Ravenna refused to release them.

Famous town square Piazza del Popolo with historic Palazzetto Veneziano in the historic city center of Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Famous town square Piazza del Popolo with historic Palazzetto Veneziano in the historic city center of Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

BE THERE. BE SQUARE

Located in the heart of the historic district, Piazza del Popolo is one Ravenna’s most lively squares. Take in the surrounding architectural marvels while dining al fresco in one of its many picturesque outdoor restaurants. Be sure to take a stroll to the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare — within walking distance from the square.

Appetizing piadina stuffed for sale in the restaurant in central Italy
Appetizing piadina stuffed for sale in the restaurant in central Italy

Local Cuisine

When it comes to food, you can’t leave Ravenna without trying Piadina. The local staple is a delicious flatbread folded in half and stuffed with with salami, cheese and vegetables perfect for lunch or dinner.

Mercato Coperto, a market in Ravenna - Italy
Mercato Coperto, a market in Ravenna - Italy

Shopping

To find the best local produce, head to il Mercato Coperto. There you’ll find the freshest flowers, fruits and vegetables, fish, meat, and home-related products — all sold by merchants from the region.

Innsidetips
Innsidetips
1 Keep in mind that you’ll need to have your shoulders and knees covered to enter religious sites in Ravenna.
2 The Basilica of Sant’Apollinare opens daily in the morning, except for Sundays and religious holidays when doors open in the afternoon.
3 For a truly unique site, visit the sunken crypt found at the Basilica de San Pietro Maggiore with a submerged mosaic floor and fish.

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