Hotel Antonella

Viale Fratelli Vivaldi 41, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, 48020, Italy | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ravenna

Ravenna , mosaics and marble

A travel blog entry by petkatravels

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Tuesday 27 May
Back in a port today, at Ravenna, Italy, as the cruise draws to a close.I seem to have a virus, so the day at sea yesterday was a very quiet one.It would have been easy to go nowhere today really, but battled on. One man said I could not possibly be so close to Ravenna and not go to see the mosaics. He would not allow it!
(This would be a city for Ross-bikes everywhere, and part ...

Dungeons and Kidnappers

A travel blog entry by wanderlustgirl1

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... some people riding horses tied them up and ate lunch here, it was like an adventurer magnet. After lunch we continued up the mountain by car, and then hiked up a cliff to the Fortress of San Leo. Of the castles I've seen since I've been here, this was by far the coolest and by far the most disturbing. For much of its existence it has been used as a prison, so there were prison cells everywhere, hanging cages, and there was even ...

Crossing borders ...

A travel blog entry by clgs

2
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... spent a pleasant couple of hours wandering along the fortifications and through the town looking at the sights, and even stumbled upon the changing of the guard at what I suspect is the seat of power in the Serene Republic. I'll try and attach video evidence of what could well rival the same event at Buckingham Palace! Having been absent from Italy for so long we felt the need to return, so took the road ...

More mosaics

A travel blog entry by tandlwilkins

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... Apollinare Nuovo which had mosaics all the way along the nave in three levels. Again, very fine and fascinating with the upper (and oldest) level depicting 26 scenes from the life of Christ. The most striking are those in the lowest level - a line of 23 virgins on the left side and 23 martyrs on the right. We caught a bus out to the village of Classe, which was a major port in Roman times, to see the ...

Wonderful mosaics

A travel blog entry by tandlwilkins

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... adjacent Mausoleum of Galla Placidia - a woman who had an eventful life, a step sister of a Roman emperor kidnapped and married to an Ostrogoth king who was assassinated so she was then forced to marry a Roman senator and had a son who became emperor! We then went to a recently excavated Roman villa with mosaic floors from the 4th and 6th centuries AD with more pagan than religious images. After lunch we went to the Neonian Baptistry - a small octagonal building with ...

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