Hotel Rosa Maria
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... the Adriatic that the Italians call the Romagna Riviera. It has sandy beaches for around 100kms, and not rocky pebbles as on the West coast.
Ravenna sits a bit inland from the ocean, and is connected by a centuries old man-made canal. It was once capital of the western Roman empire, in the 4th Century. As the Roman Empire's power declined , the Byzantines took over and Emporer Justinian and his wife Theodoro, who was a ...
... We did not buy our tickets before hand. You can always buy at ticket once you are on the train. We did that on our train to Bologna and ended paying more. Once we got to Bologna we tried to get tickets to Florence but all the trains where sold out. We were not sure what todo. We didn't want to spend the day in Bologna as we had already been there. We decided to just get on the train and see if there was any space. The train was pretty packed with people. We left our bags in ...
... a magnificent mosaic feature over and around the alter. The mosaics survived the troubled times including WWII but not all the Greek marble remained in place. A number of churches were built in the area and the monks abandoned the Basilica for some time. In this time, the marble was removed/stolen. Marble from some of the other churches was recovered from their ruins and installed in the church.
On our bikes for the last leg. ...
... and hot ride.
The day started really well with a sleep in til nearly breakfast o'clock at 7am. We were given a warm welcome by the staff and yes it was warm. The Euro style breakfast went down well with very nice coffee - had to have a second to confirm that it was very nice coffee and some sweet breads - well, cakes really.
We had a chat to a husband and wife from Geelong. They stay at the hotel every year as they visit ...
... much that we thought we would bring the kids to experience it also. Unfortunately it was oppressively hot (38 degrees) and so humid the skies were quite hazy - usually you can see for miles. We still enjoyed going up the third tower and viewing the other fortress towers along the ridge. We then hit the shops. There is no tax here as it is a republic within Italy. We found out later that it is well known for shopping with ...