Over the centuries, Ravenna was elected capital for three times: of the Roman Empire, of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths and of the Byzantine Exarchate in Europe. Eight buildings have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Ravenna is mainly famous for its mosaics from the 5th and 6th centuries. So far for the historical facts!
The new bohemian neighbourhood is called Darsena. In the old harbour of the city, once-decrepit warehouses have been remade to bars and cultural venues, serving as canvas for street art as well. New music, fancy restaurants and cocktail lounges: you know the drill. Ravenna is also nicely squeezed between the Adriatic Coast and the Po Delta. Golden sand? Green pines? Lush valleys? Check, check, check! And tasty dishes accompanied by a good wine. That's us.
WILL BE PUBLISHED IN APRIL 2020