Ravenna offers events of international prestige, like those organised by Ravenna Festival, considered some of the best European cultural events. The city's two theatres, Dante Alighieri and Rasi, put on a full programme of shows all year round, ranging from music and ballet to drama and contemporary theatre.
In summer, Mosaico di Notte (Mosaics by Night) season shows Ravenna's treasures in a whole new light. From June until September the city is alive in the evenings, with many cultural spaces open to the public with guided tours and the chance to follow special tourist routes. Art and entertainment can be combined by strolling around the open shops, bars, restaurants and pizzerias, on the lookout for romantic spots and wonderful monuments in a magical atmosphere.
The centre is transformed into a large versatile stage for events, in part due to the other summer festival Ravenna Bella di Sera (Beautiful Ravenna in the Evenings), a collection of enjoyable events for tourists and locals alike in the buildings and squares of the historic centre.
Furthermore, Mirabilandia Theme Park is located a couple of miles from the city, a must visit for any family offering a full day of entertainment.
Ravenna and its nine beach resorts also offer accommodation to suit every need: hotels in the middle of the pinewoods, family guesthouses, small villas, apartments and campsites, as well as highly prized restaurants serving typical Romagna dishes and fish, following a tradition which is very much alive today.
There is no shortage of contemporary, chic bars and clubs on the seafront, frequented by young people from all over the region. For those who want a holiday dedicated to sport and exercise there is a wide range of well-equipped attractions and services on offer for every type of sport and fitness activity - many basketball and beach volleyball courts, sailing clubs, sailing and water ski schools, tennis courts, football pitches, equestrian centres and golf courses.
The area is also suited to cycling enthusiasts, who can explore the many different routes, riding along the coast, through the valley and up the hills.
The spa treatments provided at the centre on the seafront at Punta Marina Terme, fitted with the most up-to-date equipment, make it the perfect place to discover health, wellbeing and beauty.