How to Make the Most of Your Ravenna Trip, Ultimate Tips
We stayed in Ravenna almost three days and managed to visit very thoroughly six of eight World Heritage Sites. It’s quite feasible to hit them all in three days provided good travel planning.
Besides World Heritage Sites, we visited some more mediaeval places.
The magnificent Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist was built by Galla Placidia in 426. The Empress commissioned the church in fulfillment of a vow made in 423, when she and her children were caught in a storm on the Adriatic Sea. The dedicatory inscription says, “Galla Placidia, along with her son Placidus Valentinian Augustus and her daughter Justa Grata Honoria Augusta, paid off their vow for their liberation from the danger of the sea.”
The other must visit sight is the Duomo, Cathedral of Ravenna, is situated on the site of the famous Basilica Ursiana, called after its founder Bishop Orso.
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