Located on the Adriatic midway between Venice and Florence, Ravenna is a city with a great history. It has been the capital of the Western Roman Empire, the Visigoth Empire, and the Byzantine Empire under Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora. Today, it is best known for the Byzantine mosaic decoration of its churches and tombs that have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city itself is very charming, with many good restaurants and a lively nightlife. Moreover, it is most famous for its fabulous early Christian and Byzantine mosaics, which date back to the time when Ravenna was the capital of the Western Empire, then under Ostrogoth and Byzantine rule.
Combine Bologna (a thriving university town and architectural gem), Rimini (Adriatic coast, in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region), Ravenna (former capital of the Western Roman Empire, the Visigoth Empire, and the Byzantine Empire, but best known today for the Byzantine mosaic decoration of its churches and tombs), Ferrara (known for the buildings erected by its Renaissance rulers, the Este family) and Venice (built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals, lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces) with train between cities. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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