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Travel Blogs from Ravenna
... hosts). We were met by Goretta (our other host), who greeted us as we arrived. Gino & Goretta own an office/electronic supply store and decided - on a lark - to rent a room in their house after they became empty-nesters. They are a lovely couple, who we exchanged conversation with - assisted by google translate, an I-pod, a Blackberry and a tablet. What did we do before digital technology??? We kept our guests up a bit too late, but we enjoyed every minute. We hope they did ...
... unassuming, the Cathedral interior was inspiring for its simplicity and intimate size. Realizing we still had 400 km to cover we headed back to the car and hit the road by 12:00. We took the provincial road along the coast for the next 100 km or so to Pescara, enjoying the views of the Adriatic Sea and southern Apenine Mountains. We got through Pescara by 14:30, then returned to the autostrada for the last 200 km (hour and a half). Having started ...
So today we are back in Italy, slowly making our way back towards Venice :) It's Sunday so unfortunately the majority of the shops in Ravenna where closed. I've spent the day with my good old cabin mate Tomi. We bumped into Veselina (casino) and Maria (reception) at a cafe so we joined them for a drink and to used the Wi Fi there. Afterwards me and Tomi took a little stroll around and can you believe it for the first time since I joined ...
So, Jim has said he's seen enough churches to last a lifetime, however, it was his idea to go to Ravenna to see the Mosaics.
Somehow, when we were working on something else, this entry got lost.
What I remember most of the day, is the snippy lady who sold us a ticket to the museum and basilica. When we went to go into the basilica, right across from the ticket booth, they told us we needed a different ticket, it was the wrong basilica!! So, we ...
... guide to a stray wanderer as I!
"Buona Festa di Anunciazione!" Or so sayest they in the local tongue. This day was grand, as once more, with new friends we picnicked on a Bishop's estate during so joyous a feast day. In Italia, the Feast of the Annunciation is celebrated similarly to our 4th of July to praise the Mother of God. Wonderful yes?! Oh, how eyes have not seen the beauty of She Who holds the Crown of Heaven!
I was blessed to ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking