Among the nine seaside resorts that compose Ravenna coastline, Marina di Ravenna is without any doubts the closest one to the city, and, with Porto Corsini, it is one of the oldest towns.
Immersed in the flourishing coastal pine forest, it is a dynamic and trendy place. The pubs, private beaches and a widespread network of accommodation facilities (hotels, campsites, etc.) make it a main tourist attraction.
The landscape builds a relaxing atmosphere, thanks to the wide beaches, the dunes and the magnificent pine forest behind. It is perfect for pleasant winter strolls, and in summer they attract many tourists, both families and youngsters.
During the day, the golden beach surrounded by the green pine forest is crowded by colourful umbrellas and beach beds. But everything changes at night, when it turns into a big “open-air disco”, with dancing, concerts, and free events of every kind.
Marina di Ravena is also much appreciated for its events, such as the Mussel Festival (Sagra della Cozza), taking place every year in early summer. Not to mention Beaches Brew, an international music festival held on the beach that draws thousands of young people from all over Europe.
In the evening, Marina di Ravenna livens up to the rythm of music and fun. You will enjoy the street markets, the bright shop windows, the trendy clubs, the restaurants with specialties of meat and fish.
All the bathing establishments in Marina di Ravenna feature courts for beach volley, basketball, beach soccer, but mainly beach tennis (commonly called “racchettoni”), which is considered like a “national sport” in Ravenna.
The dense pine forest behind the dunes is much frequented by runners, bikers and sportsmen in general, who enjoy the refreshing canopy of the trees. The sailing schools are not missing either, offering even kitesurfing and paddle surfing lessons, but you can also choose a more relaxing long canoe trip.
Marina di Ravenna is also a renowned destination for sailors. The town hosts namely MarinaRa, the most important tourist port of the high Adriatic, with 1,100 moorings and two outer dams that guarantee access also in case of bad weather conditions.
There are so many possible experiences. Above all, you cannot miss a walk into the sea, along the outer dams, or a walk along the network wooden walkways, built to protect the coastal dunes at the height of the former fascist sleep-away camp. Even waiting in the evening for the large commercial ships to dock in the port of Marina might be an experience of great suggestion.
Lastly, the MAS – National Museum of Underwater Activities founded by the Italian Historical Diving Society and unique architecture in its kind, explain to the visitor the local underwater world through an importal collection of material, equipment, documents, and many other witnesses.