Ravenna Car Rental
The largest city in Emilia-Romagna, Ravenna is a fascinating destination that not only has a rich historical and natural heritage, but also a beautiful coastline, about 35 km long, as well as many attractions for young and old.
In the course of its millenary history, Ravenna has been the capital of the Western Roman Empire, of the Ostrogothic Kingdom and of the Byzantine Exarchate. These populations have left numerous traces of their passage, which are still visible in many fascinat-ing monuments in the historic centre.
It’s no coincidence that Ravenna was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, thanks to its series of “Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna”, which consist of 8 build-ings, namely the Basilica of San Vitale, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Arian Baptisteries of the Aryan and Orthodox, the Basilicas of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo and of Sant’Apollinare in Classe, the Archiepiscopal Chapel, and the Mausoleum of Theodoric.
A place with a long history that in addition to having earned the nickname of “capital of mosaics”, also has the honour of preserving the remains of the Father of Italian Litera-ture, Dante Alighieri.
List of Locations Ravenna
What to see in Ravenna: visiting the capital of mosaics
For those who do not want to miss anything in and around Ravenna, a car is definitely the best way to move comfortably and quickly from one place to another.
If you are already in the city and want to rent a vehicle, you can go to the Maggiore office in Via Adria, however if you have not yet reached Ravenna, then you can go to the office in Faenza, Via De Crescenzi.
Maggiore’s car rental services in Ravenna allows you to easily find the perfect vehicle for your travel needs.
Travelling with Maggiore is a guarantee of comfort and safety, since all the cars are scru-pulously checked and sanitised before being delivered to the customer.
Once you have rented a car, you can reach the centre of Ravenna with its splendid mon-uments such as the Basilica of San Vitale, known throughout the world for the extraordi-nary mosaics that adorn the inside of the cupola, and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, which houses the city’s most ancient mosaics.
However, if you want to admire the largest New Testament cycle of mosaics in the world then you must visit the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo whose walls are divided into three bands: the first two depict the life of Christ and the Saints and Prophets, while the third portrays the Palazzo of Theodoric.
Not to be confused with Sant’Apollinare Nuovo is Sant’Apollinare in Classe, a magnifi-cent early Christian Basilica located about 8 km from the centre. Its interior is also adorned with mosaics of incredible beauty.
Among the things to see in Ravenna are the Mausoleum of Theodoric, a very special building not only because of its particular decagonal shape, but also because of its sin-gle-block roof, Dante’s Tomb and the nearby Church of San Francesco, the Neonian or Orthodox Baptistery, whose mosaics differ from those of the nearby Baptistery of the Ary-an due to the different way Christ is depicted, the Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra, discov-ered only in 2000 under the Church of Sant’Eufemia, and the Rocca Brancaleone, a 15th century fortress built by the Venetians.
The most beautiful places to visit near Ravenna
A tour of the city will surely leave you speechless, but so will the places that you can discover in its surrounding areas.
In fact, real treasures are hidden in the area surrounding Ravenna, which you can easily reach by car, thus making your holiday absolutely unique and special.
From the centre of Ravenna, travelling inland for about 50 kms you can reach Brisighella, a medieval village dominated by the so-called “Three Hills” namely the Rocca Manfrediana, the Clock Tower and the Sanctuary of Monticino. Travelling another 25 km you arrive in the town of Casola Valsenio, which houses a treasure unknown to most, “Il Cardello”, the home of writer Alfredo Oriani.
Once back in the car, you can easily reach Riolo Terme, where you can visit the beauti-ful late-medieval fortress before heading back to Bertinoro, a beautiful medieval town where Albana wine is produced. The name of the town comes from this wine, as it seems that Dante after tasting it, exclaimed “Non di così rozzo calice sei degno, o vino, ma di berti in oro” (You should not be savoured in such a crude chalice, oh wine, but in gold) from which the name Bertinoro derives.
Finally, if you are travelling with children, you absolutely must visit Mirabilandia about 20 minutes by car from Ravenna, the second largest amusement park in Italy or take a walk along the Path of the Gnomes in Bagno di Romagna, a trail through the greenery marked with bridges, stone sculptures and wooden houses where children can leave messages for the gnomes.
By choosing a Maggiore Rental Car in Ravenna you can “build” the itinerary of your dreams, exploring the most beautiful places in the city and the surrounding areas.