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Ravenna
Italy

The port of Ravenna is located in the north-east of Italy on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. In Ravenna, considered the mosaic capital of the world, you can see historic buildings decorated with Byzantine mosaic and visit Dante’s tomb.

Located nearby, the city of Bologna is the capital of the region. The historic center of this university town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe.

Useful Information

Language

Italian

Currency

EUR
Euro

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XE

Time difference

UTC: 1

from New York: +6h

from San Francisco: +8h

from London: +1h

Tips

The service is included, but it is customary to round up the sum of the bill.

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
2 35
5 41
9 47
492.00
February
2 36
6 43
10 50
612.50
March
5 42
10 49
14 57
562.25
April
9 48
14 56
18 64
682.75
May
13 56
18 65
23 73
612.50
June
18 64
23 74
27 81
542.25
July
21 69
26 78
30 86
512.00
August
20 69
25 77
29 85
542.25
September
16 61
20 69
24 76
773.00
October
12 54
16 61
20 67
803.25
November
8 46
11 52
14 58
873.50
December
3 38
6 43
10 49
692.75

Where is locate the Port of Ravenna

Ships dock at the port of Ravenna. A shuttle is usually available to reach the center of Ravenna (near the train station) located 14 km away.

Travelling around the port of Ravenna

Now that large ships are no longer tolerated in the center of Venice, some companies use Ravenna as their home port for their cruises. The airports of Venice, Florence and Bologna are nearby. You’ll probably want to take the opportunity to visit Venice or Florence. Otherwise, Bologna airport which is the closest.

Private transport can be booked before departure, but is rather expensive.

Transport between Venice Airport and Ravenna

The journey between Venice and Ravenna is about two hours.

Transport between Florence Airport and Ravenna

The journey between Florence and Ravenna is about two hours and passes through Bologna.

Transport between Bologna Airport and Ravenna

The journey between Bologna and Ravenna is about an hour.

Taxis offer city tours or airport transfers.

Activities in Ravenna

Neighborhoods

Piazza del Popolo

This square in the center of Ravenna is lined with cafes and restaurants.

Landmarks

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In this octagonal church built in the 6th century, you can admire mosaics of exceptional beauty.

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This mausoleum, dating from the 4th century, is one of the oldest buildings in Ravenna. The dome composed of a golden and deep blue mosaic represents a starry sky. The place is simply magical.

In the center of Ravenna is a monument to the memory of Dante Alighieri, the poet and father of the Italian language.

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Located in the village of Classe 8 km from Ravenna, this basilica contains magnificent polychrome mosaics.

This cylindrical mausoleum built of Istrian stone was built by Theoderic, king of the Ostrogoths.

This fortress was built in the 15th century to defend the city.

Probably built by King Theodoric, this building is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Only the mosaic of the dome is original.

A few steps from Dante’s tomb are the Rasponi crypt and the hanging gardens of the Palazzo della Provincia. Access to the crypt and garden is from the portico on the south side of Piazza San Francesco.

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A mosaic depicting the baptism of Christ adorns the dome of this building, one of the oldest in Ravenna.

Nearby

This medieval village, located halfway between Ravenna and Florence, is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.

This university city is the capital of the region. Several medieval towers can be found in this city which is also known for its arcades listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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This fortified medieval village is known as the City of a Thousand Towers.

If your cruise starts or ends in Ravenna, you’ll probably want to stay 1 or 2 nights in Venice.

Florence fait partie des excursions possibles à partir de Ravenne. Cette ville est magnifique et il peut être intéressant d’y séjourner quelques jours avant ou après votre croisière si Ravenne est votre port d’embarquement ou de débarquement.

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