City tour through Ravenna

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Ravenna can be described as a historical melting pot. Several cultures have been decisively shaping the cityscape as well as the hinterland ever since pre-Christian times. There's still plenty evidence of said cultures to be found during an extended expedition. Ultimately, it doesn't matter how much time is at hand for a visit as ZAINOO has compiled the best routes, tours and trips to the surroundings. Ravenna can be discovered from various angles with all its touristic hotspots, insiders' tips and surprises in the hinterland. ZAINOO uncovers all secrets.

Ravenna Capella Sant'Andrea

Ravenna and its sights

A vast array of different cultures has left their mark on Ravenna over the course of centuries and millennia. Above all, evidence of the era of the Ostrogoths under Theoderic the Great is still visible all over the city. Ravenna is particularly famous for its mosaics. The oldest mosaics date back to the time of the Roman regent Galla Placidia, while later mosaics show clear traces of Ostrogoth influence. Some were effaced by later regents due to Arian depictions. The UNESCO declared eight Ravennese buildings – seven buildings featuring mosaics and Theoderic’s tomb, which was made from massive lime stone – World Heritage Site in 1996.

Trip to the hinterland

History also plays a decisive role in Ravenna's surroundings. Russi is home to one of the region's largest archaeological excavation sites on which a Roman country house was found now giving interesting insights into the mode of life at that time. The influence of the Este family, who once ruled Ferrara, can be felt as far as Sant'Alberto and as such to the closer surroundings of Ravenna. Faenza became world-renowned as the hometown of the faience ceramics.

ZAINOO city tour through Ravenna

The ZAINOO tour suggestions facilitate the discovery of Ravenna's most beautiful spots no matter home much time is at hand for a city tour. Such a tour includes the most important sights, such as the world-renowned mosaics, as well as hidden treasures, which can be found at every corner of the city. Ultimately, whether there are only a few hours or even an entire weekend at hand, ZAINOO shows Ravenna in all of its glory.

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