Trains to Bologna, Ferrara and Rimini regularly depart from the Ravenna central railway station, a trip to one of the neighboring cities will take no more than one and a half hours. The price depends on a class of a train selected for a trip. Commonly the price is about 3 to 7 Euro; visiting neighboring cities is one of the most popular entertainments among foreign guests.
Ravenna used to be the centre of Byzantine civilization in Italy for two centuries (from the sixth up to the eighth). It is sometimes named a 'Capital of Mosaics' as early Byzantine and...
Remarkable sites of Ravenna are located in close vicinity to each other so the city is recommended to cruise on foot.
A popular transportation means in the city is a bicycle which can be rented in one of specialized renting centers. Local residents ride red bicycles meanwhile tourists commonly ride yellow ones, a usual rent rate is about 10 Euro per a day of usage. The most popular renting center is Cooperativa Sociale la Formica located close to the central railway station.
The city offers a lot of attractive gastronomy establishments. The most expensive ones are located near the central square and remarkable sites of the city. However tourists will find numerous cozy cafes and attractive restaurants in remote districts of the city as well. These eating houses feature high quality of served dishes, attentive service and affordable pricing policy.
Local museums operate to schedules which are commonly changed during a year, so it is recommended to specify the working hours of an establishment in tourist offices in advance. There is a profitable discount system for lots of tours and excursions – seniors, students and children under 18 years old can use privileges.
Ravenna is a rather calm and safe city, however foreign guests should be careful and attentive anyway. Central streets are safe to cruise even late at night meanwhile remote districts are not recommended for individual trips. Tourists are recommended to visit these areas with a guide only.
Setting off to city cruising one should have a certified copy of passport and a hotel card. It will help to avoid misunderstandings and find a quick way back to the hotel.