Our tips for an “alternative” day in Romagna:
Visiting RAVENNA, a one of a kind city with no less than 8 UNESCO monuments. Park your car in the nearby Largo Giustiniano, continue on foot in via Fiandrini and you’ll be in the middle of history within a heartbeat: the Basilica San Vitale and the Galla Placidia Mausoleo. You will exit with some of a soar neck….. and that’s because you’ll be admiring the beautiful mosaics and frescoes. You will then continue along the city streets where the modern and the ancient co-exist. In the Basilica San Francesco it’s worth the while to wait in line for a little bit and visit the “flooded” crypt located under the presbytery. And when you exit, turn the corner and you’ll find Dante’s tomb … a little bit of rest in the garden of the “forgotten herbs” and then on to the Neonian Baptistry. Not bad for a morning walk!
Grab your car and drive towards Cesena, stop by the Teodorico Mausoleo and enjoy the relaxing park, then continue for a few miles and visit Sant’Apollinare in Classe.
And of course… lunch break! If you haven’t brought one of our delicious lunch packets, it’s a definite must to stop at the piadina flat bread kiosk by the Cervia Salt Pond visitor’s Center. Just relax… In the Salina Camillone, open air museum from the ancient saline civilization you will discover wild life and nature.
Then… off to CESENA: the Malatestiana Library, a component in the UNESCO “Memories of the World” register. We promise you a one of a kind experience, once you’ve opened the two doors you’ll be thrown back to a time period far far from now, and while the guide is explaining you’ll picture the scribes, writing and copying the books that luckily have survived until modern days. Just a few meters from the library you’ll arrive at the Malatestiana Fortress where you can have a cup of coffee in the bar and then…go shopping in the town center!
So… this is just a small example of the many things to do while you’re in Romagna. 365 days of perfect holidays. Batani Perfect Experience