Ravenna

Italy

Cruises to Ravenna, Italy

Along the northeast coast of Italy is where you'll discover the historic town of Ravenna. Once a thriving seaport in ancient times (it now lies five miles inland), Ravenna was also the westernmost pillar of the Byzantine Empire. Just as everyone who visits, you too will marvel at the exquisite Byzantine mosaics. At first glance the old streets, peaceful squares and fine shops resemble any other Italian city, but the Byzantine domes of its churches still evoke its Eastern heritage. As an added bonus, Ravenna is a great place to taste the famously delicious food of the Emilia-Romagna region.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Porto di Ravenna
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    CET (Central Europe Time)
    UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Italian. Say "good day" in Italian: "buona giornata."
  • Currency & Shopping
    European Currency (EUR)
    • Famous For
      Once the western capital of the Roman Empire, Ravenna boasts an incredible eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, most of them early Christian mosaics.
    • Fun Fact #1
      The oldest, most breathtaking mosaics are in the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Regional favorites include savory fish soup, grilled prawn with polenta, and spinach ravioli with poppy seeds.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The tomb of the revered Italian poet Dante within the Dante Museum is well worth a visit.
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