What to do in Ravenna

Life in Ravenna is rich of manifestations and cultural events along all the year: concerts, exhibitions and festivals are among the many appointments occurring in town that attract visitors from all over the world.


September is the month dedicated to Dante Alighieri. The poet spent his last years here in Ravenna, writing part of Purgatorio and of Paradiso the second and third parts of its masterpiece Divine Comedy. On September 13 1321 he died in Ravenna and the town celebrate the occurrence with a rich programme of events that feature artists and professional readers from all over the world.

For the occasion, many restaurants offer the opportunity to taste specialities of the medieval gastronomic tradition.

Relax and entertainment

It’s well known that the Riviera of Romagna, with its beaches and entertainment parks, it’s perfect for visitors of all ages. Only few kilometres from Ravenna you can find the Amusement Park of Mirabilandia, rich of attractions for youngsters and grown up. However, if you are looking for something more relaxing, in the nearby of Mirabilandia there is the entrance of the Safari Zoo where you can find more than 700 animals of 100 different species.

The territory of Romagna is perfect also for bike lovers: there are many bike routes along the seaside or up to the hills that surround the plain. Who want to discover more about it can check the itineraries proposed by Bike Experience Outdoor.

Right next to the beach, only twenty minutes from Ravenna, you can find the famous Spa of Punta Marina Terme. Here you can relax with massages, sauna, beauty treatments and regenerative baths in the two hot thermal water pools.

What to eat

Romagna is famous for its culinary traditions, and this may be the perfect chance to taste it. Among the most popular specialities there are tagliatelle, lasagne, strozzapreti, passatelli with broth and last but not least cappelletti, a traditional type of pasta filled with cheese and served with the classical meat ragù.

If you have a preference for quick meals, you can always stop in one of the many kiosk of the town to eat a piadina with Parma ham and squacquerone, the typical creamy and fresh cheese from Romagna. However, you’ll find a lot of choices to fill the piadina.