Whilst staying in Rimini in July as part of the amazing Blogville project, I took some time to visit some different places within the Emilia Romagna region. Ravenna is famously known for it’s stunning mosaics and together with some other bloggers we headed to Ravenna to see the mosaics and explore the city itself. So here’s a few photos of some of the beautiful places in Ravenna…
In the middle of the afternoon on a scorching summer day the streets of Ravenna were quiet and peaceful.
I adore grandiose arches
Beautiful architecture against a perfect blue sky backdrop
These gorgeous porticos remind me of beautiful Bologna. Porticos are a fabulously Italian architectural feature that I adore.
La Basilica di San Francesco – simple but striking.
This is the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which dates all the way back to the 6th century.
The Arian Baptistry which dates back to the 5th century
Inside The Arian Baptistry on the ceiling - some of the beautifully intricate mosaics that Ravenna is so famous for. The picture doesn’t really do it justice as in reality it’s all bright and the mosaic tiles shimmer.