Ravenna is a city and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The city is inland, but is connected to the Adriatic Sea by a canal. Ravenna once was the seat of the Western Roman Empire and later the Ostrogothic kingdom. It is presently the capital of the province of Ravenna. At 652.89 km² (252.08 sq mi), Ravenna is the second-largest comune in land area in Italy, although it is only a little more than half the size of the largest, Rome.
Collage of Ravenna
|• Mayor||Michele De Pascale (PD)|
|• Total||652.89 km2 (252.08 sq mi)|
|Elevation||4 m (13 ft)|
(1 January 2014)
|• Density||240/km2 (630/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Saint Apollinaris|
|Saint day||July 23|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
Mosaic of the Emperor Justinian from the Basilica of San Vitale.
|Criteria||Cultural: i, ii, iii, iv|
|Inscription||1996 (20th Session)|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ravenna.|
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- GeoDemo - Istat.it
- Generally speaking, adjectival "Ravenna" and "Ravennate" are more common for most adjectival uses—the Ravenna Cosmography, Ravenna grass, the Ravennate fleet—while "Ravennese" is more common in reference to people. The neologism "Ravennan" is also encountered. The Italian form is ravennate; in Latin, Ravennatus, Ravennatis, and Ravennatensis are all encountered.
- Ravenna travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Tourism and culture Official website (in Italian) (English)
- Ravenna, A Study (1913) by Edward Hutton, from Project Gutenberg
- Catholic Encyclopedia: Ravenna's early history and its monuments
- Adrian Fletcher's Paradoxplace Ravenna Pages Archived 2006-04-13 at the Wayback Machine (photos)
- Ravenna Photo Gallery Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine Pictures of the most important travel attractions in Ravenna