Travel Blogs from Pinarella di Cervia
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 ...
... dungeon. All of the torture tools were layed out on display with descriptions next to each, and you could even try some of them out! I was strapped into a torture wheel and I couldn't help but wonder who else had had those belts wrapped around them. When I walked down into the torture dungeon it felt so dark, and it also reminded me of the princess bride. After exlporing the torture dungeon, I came across a famous cell ...
... city of Ravenna. Ravenna is a beautiful old Roman city with the most amazing ancient mosaics - I'll let the photos try and explain for themselves. By now we were about 2.5 hours from home so decided we'd best set the FIAT facing south and brave the autostrada at 130kmh. And here we are safe and sound back at Bellaugello with the sun sinking slowly over the beautiful green countryside on a very pleasant ...
... 6th C church - Sant' Apollinare in Classe. Just the apse of the church still has mosaics but they are spectacular - wonderful vibrant greens and beautiful scenes. we had a leisurely lunch outdoors beside the church and caught the bus back to town. Our last dinner was in a restaurant with wonderful food and a list of over 100 wines - we stuck to the house red which was delicious. Off to Florence tomorrow on the ...
... of the baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan. Next door is a museum with the restored chapel of San Andrea with more lovely mosaics. It has been warm and sunny today which makes it so much nicer and we had some delicious ice cream on the way home. After another good dinner we went to a bar and sat outside to enjoy a last glass of wine. Ahhh! All the mosaics were just so spectacular, so detailed, so coloured, and unbelievable that they are 1500 years old. A really sensational ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet