Ravenna, a dip in the heart of Romagna

Apr 21, 2022 228

BY: Paolo Melissi

Ravenna, the most important centre of Romagna, is only eight kilometers from the Adriatic Sea and the nine Ravenna beaches, and it is included in the list of Italian World Heritage sites by Unesco for its extraordinary early Christian monuments.

The city boasts a long history, which saw it becoming the seat of a large Roman military fleet and, then, in 402, the capital of the Western Roman Empire at the behest of Honorius. It is from this period that Ravenna experienced a golden age from an architectural and artistic point of view, and growing again after becoming the capital of the Ostrogothic kingdom founded by Theodoric the Great.

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SOURCE: https://italian-traditions.com/

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