Ravenna Port

Ravenna Port
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Ravenna port

Ravenna is an inland city in Northern Italy, currently the capital of the province of Ravenna. It used to serve as the capital of the Byzantine empire for a long period of time and thus is richly populated with historic architecture and artwork pertaining to that era.
The Basilicas, cathedrals. museums and monuments draw a large number of people every year to this notable region. No to mention the fact that Dante Alighieri tomb is also located here. Dante was an Italian poet of the middle ages whose “Divine Comedy” is considered to be a literary masterpiece and of immense, preservative value.Ravenna port, or port od Ravenna has it know by the locals, is one of the best attraction this city has to offer.

Ravenna port, or as it known as the port of Ravenna, connected 2 amazing places, Porto Corsini and Marina di Ravenna.

Ravenna italy Port, Ravenna port
Ravenna’s port view. credit:wikipedia

 

Port of Ravenna 

Despite being an inland city, the Candiano Canal connects it to the Adriatic sea. This led to the development of a seaport which is currently considered among the top forty ports in Europe. The Candiano Canal is home to the majority of the docks.
The Ravenna port serves as the main port for the Emilia-Romagna region and is littered with versatile terminals catering to many needs; bulk cargo, break-bulk cargo, containers and is host to plenty of shipyards.
The town center of Ravenna and the sea are separated by a twelve-kilometer distance which is where the canal runs through.
There is a regular ferry network available for the transport of passengers as well with two berths dedicated to it. The Passenger terminal is exceedingly large, spanning a surface area of more than a hundred thousand square meters. Another berth hosts cruise liners for those individuals who need a little more pizzazz in their sea venture.
The port is generally open at all times to the general public and business routes remain functional.

Some cool facts about Ravenna’s port:

  • Ravenna’s Harbour is open 24 hours
  • The channel of the port in Ravenna is 300 m width (984 ft)
  • Ravenna’s port capacity can handle ships with 320 m length
  • The cruise port is approx 20 minutes drive from the city
  • There is a ferry link between Porto Corsini with Marina di Ravenna
  • If you come as a cruise ship passenger, you will usually get a port-city suttle free of charge

History of Ravenna’s port and city

Ravenna is a historic city and as such the port was also established millennia ago by the Romans for military and trade purposes.
Its geographical positioning was of such importance that Emperor Augustus chose to station the second imperial fleet theItsIt’s subsequent decline was followed by a further golden age during the Byzantine Reign.

Ravenna cruise port

The Ravenna, Italy, Cruise Port is where most passengers depart to because the ferry port, Porto Corsini is a rather lifeless place. The cruise port is large, well developed with excellent infrastructure.
Visitors may experience a language barrier in some parts of Ravenna so it’s best to travel with a tour guide. Or you could just wing and resort to good old sign language. The official currency is Euro so make sure you get your dollars straightened out beforehand.

Ravenna cruise port

The cruise port will satiate your desire for the open waters and the sea breeze but there’s more to Ravenna than that.
There are various historic structures such as the Basilica di San Vitale, the Basilica di Sant’Apollinare Nuovo and many others which are home to some exceptional mosaics.

Conclusion

Though Ravenna beach and Ravenna port receive hordes of tourists annually, it is still a relatively unknown spot compared to its Italian counterparts. This makes it a truly exciting and exotic location to visit for any tourists who are looking for an authentic Italian beach experience.

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