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From Florence to Ravenna: Historic Train "Il Treno di Dante"

1. From Florence to Ravenna: Historic Train "Il Treno di Dante"

Follow the footsteps of Dante Alighieri on a train ride across the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines. Choose Saturdays for a long stop in Brisighella or Faenza, or Sundays for short stops in Borgo San Lorenzo, Marradi, Brisighella, and Faenza. Whatever your path, enjoy a day trip full of scenery and culture.Take a heritage train ride through famous artistic cities and medieval towns in the heart of the countryside where time seems to have stopped. The scenery is stunning and the itineraries quite unique in both the cities and the ancient towns in the Apennine hills.Your scenic journey begins with vineyards, olive groves, and ancient farmhouses as far as the eye can see, before turning into woodland with chestnut and beech trees and mule tracks. Finally, the train descends through the rolling hills of Romagna which are dotted with farmland and orchards.Pass through the Regional Park of the Gypsum Vein of Romagna and the National Park of the Casentinesi Forests, which offer a wide selection of nature walks.Your Steward will narrate the history, nature, culture, and curiosities as they’re relevant to the surroundings, and suggest restaurants and must-see attractions in each location visited.Keep your ticket to access a selection of touristic treasures within the six towns free of charge. Find discounts and free extras at certain restaurants and trattorias in the towns, your steward can advise you on the best in each area.

From Bologna: 3-Hour Private Ravenna Guided Tour

2. From Bologna: 3-Hour Private Ravenna Guided Tour

With this 3-hours private guided tour of Ravenna, you will enjoy the most important treasures of the city. You'll explore some of its most important and famous sites and admire the stunning mosaics all around you. Ravenna was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire from 402 until the empire collapsed in 476. It then served as the capital of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths until it was re-conquered in 540 by the Eastern Roman Enna (Byzantine) Empire. Afterwards, the city formed the center of the Byzantine Exarchate of Ravenna until the invasion of the Lombards in 751, after which it became the seat of the Kingdom of the Lombards. Although an inland city, Ravenna is connected to the Adriatic Sea by the Candiano canal. It is known for its well-preserved late Roman and Byzantine architecture, and has eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Your visit to the early Christian and Byzantine mosaics includes: the Basilica of San Vitale, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Battistero Neoniano, the Arcivescovile Museum and the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo. The monuments are all within easy walking distance. During the walk along the streets of the old town, you will also get the chance to visit the picturesque Piazza del Popolo and the so-called "Dante area," the area of silence. In fact, the exiled Florentine Dante died in Ravenna on September 13th 1321. Prepare to take amazing pictures of the palaces, squares, typical streets of the old town and the picturesque and colored churches.

Ravenna Port: Transfer to Venice with Tour and Gondola Ride

3. Ravenna Port: Transfer to Venice with Tour and Gondola Ride

Enjoy a stress-free transfer with your luggage from Ravenna port on a day trip to Venice. Store your luggage and go on a guided walking tour to admire sights like Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge, St Mark's Basilica, and Frari Chapel. Have the option to add a gondola ride to round off your experience. Be greeted by your host and hop aboard an air-conditioned bus with plenty of room for luggage storage. Sit back and relax as you take in views of the Italian countryside on the ride to Venice. Upon arrival, meet your guide and leave your luggage securely locked away on the bus. Transfer from the bus parking area to Piazzale Roma to begin your walking tour. Stroll across the first bridge and make your way to the San Rocco school and church. Go around the corner to see the Frari Chapel, a popular wedding location. Next, stop at Campo San Polo, where Venetians used to organize bullfights for carnival. Head to the lively Rialto market where locals go for fresh fish and produce. Have the opportunity to buy a snack or drink, browse the local delicacies, and go souvenir shopping (at your own expense). Cross the Rialto Bridge and soak in the views of the canal. Learn about the lives of traders and merchants. See the central square of Venice, St Marks Piazza. Watch as your guide points out the mosaics adorning the ancient Basilica and its clock tower along with the Campanile (belltower). Admire views of Doge’s Palace, which for over 1000 years, served as the government administrative center of the region. Afterward, transfer to the luggage storage, or if you select the optional gondola experience, begin your ride through the city's canals before collecting your luggage.

From Cesenatico: E-bike Day Trip to Ravenna

4. From Cesenatico: E-bike Day Trip to Ravenna

Explore Cesenatico by e-bike on this day trip to Ravenna. Admire the  Byzantine mosaics at Sant'Apollinare Basilica. Find out about local salt production with a stop at the Salt Museum. Meet your guide and get set up with an e-bike and a sanitized helmet. Pass through the charming center of Cesenatico. Marvel at a stunning canal that was designed by Leonardo da Vinci himself. Make your way out of the city and ride through a flat landscape that winds thorugh pine forests and salt pans. Keep an eye out for colorful birds like pink flamingos as you ride. Stop by the Salt Museum to learn about the production process of local salt. After a break, head towards the town of Classe and stop at the Sant'Apollinare Basilica that was built in 534 AD. Admire the Basilica's early Christian mosaics and its Byzantine architecture. Finish your tour in the Center of Ravenna.

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