Hotel Norma Beach

Viale Italia 284, Cervia, Emilia-Romagna, 48015, Italy | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Cervia

Ravenna , mosaics and marble

A travel blog entry by petkatravels

11

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

48

... around his neck so it was by his stomach and he just kept pushing the shutter button while looking away. A couple were in some corners taking pictures, and one was being obvious and taking pictures of the dog. When we confronted him he said that's all he was doing--taking pictures of the dog. I noticed he would point the camera at the dog and then when the person holding the leash looked down at the dog he would quickly snap ...

Crossing borders ...

A travel blog entry by clgs

2
21

... 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

5

Another lovely sunny day! We set out to see the remaining 3 places with early mosaics but were distracted on the way by a market in a piazza. Our first stop was the Arian Baptistry - very similar to the Neonian Baptistry we went to yesterday but built by the heretic Arian sect a few years later. Whilst the skill of the mosaics was fine, the figures were a little crude and simple in comparison. Next was the church ...

Wonderful mosaics

A travel blog entry by tandlwilkins

6

Fortified by a yummy breakfast we set out to visit 5 places with outstanding mosaics - all dating from the 4th to 6th centuries AD. They are mostly UNESCO World Heritage sites and it is incredible that they have survived. The first was the Basilica di San Vitale which was built 15 years before Hagia Sofia in Istanbul and was a model for it. It really set the standard for all the mosaics we saw today - spectacular in the Byzantine style of stylised figures and symbolic motifs. Next ...

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