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City of Ravenna

Municipal offices / Town hall:
›Mayor of Ravenna and municipal administration
›Registry Office - Technical Office - IMU TASI Land Registry
›City Council - Administrative elections data

Address city hall
Piazza del Popolo, 1

Useful Numbers
+39 0544 482111
+39 0544 482359

Email PEC: comune.ravenna @
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Useful information and travel guide:

number Population : 159.057 (01-01-2017 - Istat)
asl : 4 mt.
Sq km area. : 652,90
name of the inhabitants : Ravegnani or Ravenna
Tax code : 00354730392
Postal Code : 48100
Istat code : 039014
Cadastral code : H199

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Riviera Romagnola tourist area

Ravenna (Riviera Romagnola) 159.057 is a common coastal inhabitants, located 4 meters above sea level in the homonymous province, its territory covers an area of ​​652,90 sq km.

Ravenna is a city capital of the province in Emilia-Romagna.

It is the largest and historically most important of Romagna; its territory is the second area in Italy, exceeded only by that of Rome, and includes nine shores of the Adriatic Riviera.
Ravenna city of art and culture, city of mosaics, an ancient city that 1600 years ago was three times capital of the Roman Empire (402 - 476), the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths (493 - 553), and of 'Byzantine Exarchate (568 - 751).

The vestiges of this illuminated past the complex of early Christian monuments of Ravenna is inserted, from the 1996, in the list of Italian heritage sites by UNESCO, as a serial site "Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna".

In the second half of the twentieth century the city has experienced a period of great expansion.
Population growth was accompanied by a number of architectural projects that focus specifically Candiano around the canal, which connects the city to the Adriatic Sea.
The dock of the old city and port areas are at the center of the urban revolution that the city will know in the first decades of the twenty-first century with the creation of green areas, driveways, commercial areas, the water polo and the Technopole for energy.

The city center is 8 km from the Adriatic Sea, which is connected by a channel Candiano.
Urban offshoots reaching into the sea through the port of Ravenna.

The beaches of Ravenna are called "shores", administratively classified as fractions.
The nine beaches of Ravenna are defined, depending on the position relative to the channel port, in "Lidi Nord" or "Lidi Sud".

  • North shores: Casal Borsetti, Marina Romea and Porto Corsini.
  • South shoresMarina di Ravenna, Punta Marina Terme, Lido Adriano, Lido di Dante, Lido di Classe and Lido di Savio.

The landscape in the villages located on the coast bearing the characteristics.
In the northern shores meet large stretches of water as the oasis of WWF Tips Alberete, inserted into spectacular "Pineta di San Vitale".
To the south the predominant element is the "Pineta Class" mentioned by Boccaccio in "Decameron" and Dante's "Divine Comedy."

The South shores are also those with the most marked imprint tourist, with a considerable range of hotels, restaurants and entertainment.
The last beach of Ravenna, "Lido di Savio" borders "Milano Marittima", the famous seaside resort.

The complex of early Christian monuments of Ravenna is considered UNESCO World Heritage Site; They are part of it:

  • Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (first half of the fifth century, post 426)
  • Neonian (430 around, decorated to the 458)
  • Archbishop's Chapel (about 500)
  • Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo (early sixth century, with partial redecoration in the second half of the sixth century)
  • Mausoleum of Theodoric (approximately 520)
  • Arian Baptistery (first half of the sixth century)
  • Basilica of San Vitale (first half of the sixth century)
  • Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe (consecrated in 547)

From the documents of the time, we know that Ravenna was equipped in the centuries VI and VII, and in the Upper and Middle Ages in many places of worship.
What remains to us is only a fraction of what was built.
Many buildings were destroyed, others were renovated and have lost their original structure.

The city is also famous for its events, including the Ravenna Festival, authoritative and recognized summer festival of music and theater that stands out for its intense programming with big names, and the cultural relevance of the themes around which organizes its activities.

The Italian text is taken from: Wikipedia

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IAT Ravenna

Information office - tourist reception
c / o URP Piazza Caduti for Freedom, 2
Tel. 0544 35404

IAT Theodoric

Information office - tourist reception
via Delle Industrie, 14
Tel. 0544 451539

Info Point Class

Tourist Service
via Romea Sud, 266
Tel. 0544 473661

fractions and localities of the Municipality of Ravenna

Casal Borsetti
Lido Adriano
Lido di Classe
Lido di Dante
Lido di Savio
Marina di Ravenna
Marina Romea
Porto Corsini
Punta Marina Terme

other locations

Ammonite, Bastia, Borgo Montone, Borgo Faina, Borgo Masotti, Borgo Papale, Borgo Sisa, Ca'di Guardia, Camerlona, ​​Campiano, Carraie, Casemurate, Barracks, Castellaccio, Castiglione di Ravenna, Cilla di Savarna, Classe, Coccolia, Conventello, Ducenta, Durazzano-Borgo Sisa, Filetto, Fornace Zarattini, Fosso Ghiaia, Gambellara, Ghibullo, Glorie, Grattacoppa, Longana, Madonna dell'Albero, Mandriole, Massa-Castello, Mensa-Matellica, Mezzano, Osteria, Palazzone, Piangipane, Pillar, Ponte Nuovo, Porto Fuori, Ragone, Roncalceci, San Bartolo, San Marco, San Michele, San Pietro in Campiano, San Pietro in Trento, San Pietro in Vincoli, San Romualdo, San Zaccaria, Sant'Alberto, Sant'Antonio, Santerno, Santo Stefano, Savarna, Savio, Torri, Villanova di Ravenna

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