A short way from the coast and from the Lidi Ravennati (the Ravenna beaches) you find the beautiful city of Ravenna, a place whose artistic beauty and historical importance date back to a glorious past, since it was chosen in Roman times as the capital of the Western Roman Empire.
Among the cobbled streets you can clearly sense the past in the palazzi, monuments and churches that bear witness to the greatness of the city. It is world-famous for its mosaics which illustrate the skill of the Byzantines artists who made them.
Numerous are the universally important monuments to be admired and they are quite rightly listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the Mausoleum of Galla Placida dating back to the 5th century B.C. which contains the oldest museum in the city.