Travel Blogs from Ravenna
... for the bus!" It was 11:00 by the time we arrived at our stop for the day - Ravenna. A city is known for its mosaics, it is also the burial place of the poet Dante Alighieri. We had plans to visit several of these sites. The friendly lady at the tourism office was quite helpful and spoke English quite well! Our tour through the old city took us through the Porto Serrata in the north, past the Basilica/Duomo and onto the main square (Piazza del Popolo). From there we went ...
We awoke to clear, sunny skies and temperatures in the upper teens (mid 60s F). Our stay at Aubergo il Giardino was lovely, but we had 500 km (300 miles) we needed to cover today, so we were on the road by 9:15. We planned to make a stop along the way, and despite the fact that it was relatively nearby, we chose Termoli over Pescara, Ancona and San Mareno. By 10:30 we made our way to Termoli and stopped for a mid morning coffee and then headed off to ...
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 ...
... ticket that let us into the right basilica and three other museums. The mosaics were really amazing, the colors were so rich, even after centuries and the amount of craftsmanship that went into making them is just unbelievable.
Caught the 5:30 train back to Bologna, had gourmet hot dogs and wine for dinner at the apartment. Doing a last load of laundry, no dryer, so it needs time to dry, and early to bed.
Tomorrow, we're taking a food tour. ...
... chap looks thoroughly fed up. He looks like he is in utter disapproval of the swarms of tourists just metres away. His original use was as steps and a podium from which announcements would be made. There is a permanence to Gobbo that silently speaks of all he has seen and heard and all he will see and hear long after you and I, reader, are long gone. Just down the street I sneaked off the track down Calle De Le Do Spade, with a cantina of the same name. Apart from serving very ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed