Tag archive for ‘Ravenna’
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, February 8th, 2018

WIN! A holiday for two in Ravenna – worth £2,950!

We have two places to give away on a four-day cultural tour to historic Ravenna this September, worth £2,950, thanks to our friends at Sapienza Travel  Sapienza Travel’s All That Glitters Is Byzantine Gold More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, January 12th, 2018

48 hours in: Ravenna

If you ever find yourself in Emilia-Romagna, Ravenna is an absolute must. It really is a treasure trove of art and culture, writes Sara Scarpa. Above me is depicted a dark blue sky full of golden stars.The many More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, November 17th, 2017

Past Italia: Brisighella

An unusual clock tower overlooks the land surrounding a small town in the province of Ravenna… What is now the Torre dell’Orologio of Brisighella was originally built in 1290 under the orders of the condottiero More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Princess Brides

In Ravenna, a Queen gives birth to a daughter whose actions precipitate the founding of Venice. By the early 5th century AD, the Roman Empire was in two parts, ruled by two different emperors in two different capital More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Homes in Emilia-Romagna

Contented and affluent, with rolling countryside and perfect cities, Emilia-Romagna remains a little-known region to non-Italians. But for inexpensive farmhouses in central Italy, ripe for renovation, this is the More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Top Five Mosaics

Italy has too many glorious mosaics to mention. Rich in artistry, history and beauty they truly are a labour of love. 1. Emperor Justinian Ravenna Ravenna was once the capital of the Western Roman Empire, and the More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Past Italia – Ravenna

Once the capital of the Western Roman Empire, Italia! discovers one of the many reasons to visit Emilia-Romagna’s artistically rich city Ravenna, which boasts eight UNESCO world heritage sites. Of the many attractions More...