Ravenna: the city of Bizantine art and dante Alighieri
The heart of Romagna, ballroom dancing and the solar character that distinguishes the local inhabitants, combined with good food and good Sangiovese wine, will win you over .
A city, sometimes underestimated and outclassed by the most famous Rome, Florence or Milan, which has nothing to envy. It was three times the capital of several empires of the Western Roman Empire, of King Theodoric of the Goths and of the Byzantine Empire in Europe and preservs the memory in magnificent baptisteries that distinguish it. Ravenna is also guarded the largest heritage of mosaics and monuments and you can visit eight Unesco World Heritage sites as well as the Dante's tomb that, unlike what many people think, is not located in Florence, but in the Mausoleum dedicated to him after his death and his exile spent in Ravenna. You can admire the oldest existing mosaics in the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia and enjoy the magical atmosphere inside the mausoleum, that it has simple external walls and, in the same time, rich interior decorations. It's imperative to see the new Basilica of St. Apollinare with its cycle of mosaics representing the story of Christ, of Saints and of Prophets. Then you can proceed to the Mausoleum of Theodoric and other attractions that once made great this city, Byzantine capital and place of commercial exchanges with the entire Orient.