This Ravenna in one day walking itinerary will let you discover one of the most amazing towns in Italy. Ravenna has been the last capital of the Roman empire, and displays the most amazing mosaics you could see in Europe. It’s an easy day trip from Bologna.
The greatest mystery about Ravenna, Italy, is why it is so far from mainstream touristic itineraries. This tiny town one hour away from Bologna has eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a glorious past. Its 1,500-year-old churches are decorated with best-in-the-West Byzantine mosaics. By the way, Ravenna hosts the human spoils of Dante Alighieri (they are in here and not in Florence as most people think…). Like most ancient tiny towns in Italy, Ravenna will seduce you with its laid back atmosphere, and its delightful Italian provincial town sensations.
If you have a spare day in your rushy tour of Italy, you will find the peaceful charm of this untouristy and classy town and its extraordinary churches and mosaics definitely worth the effort.