Among the nine beach towns of the Ravenna coastline, MARINA DI RAVENNA is the closest one to the city, and, with Porto Corsini, it is one of the oldest ones.
Why should you visit Marina di Ravenna?
Immersed in a flourishing coastal pine forest, Marina di Ravenna is a dynamic and trendy place. Pubs, private beaches and a widespread network of accommodation facilities (hotels, campsites, etc.) make it a main tourist attraction for families and youngsters.
During the day, the golden beach surrounded by the green pine forest is crowded with colourful umbrellas and beach beds. But everything changes at night, when it turns into a big “open-air disco”, with music, concerts, and free events of every kind.
Thanks to the wide beaches, the dunes and the magnificent pine forest behind, the landscape builds a relaxing atmosphere. The beach establishments also feature courts for beach volley, basketball, beach soccer, but mainly beach tennis (commonly called “racchettoni”), which is considered a “national sport” in Ravenna.
The dense pine forest behind the dunes is much frequented by runners, bikers and sportspeople in general, who enjoy the refreshing canopy of the trees. The sailing schools are not missing either, offering also kitesurfing, paddle surfing and canoe lessons.
Marina di Ravenna is also a renowned destination for sailors. The town namely hosts Marinara, the most important tourist port of the northern Adriatic, with 1,100 moorings and two outer dams that guarantee access also in case of bad weather conditions.
The experiences you can enjoy in Ravenna are various. Above all, you cannot miss a walk along the wooden walkways network, built to protect the coastal dunes in the name of sustainability and environmental protection.
Another experience that you cannot miss is a relaxing and refreshing walk into the sea on the outer dam, a 3-kilometre-long dock.
Also waiting in the evening for the large commercial ships to dock in the port of Marina might be an experience of great suggestion.
Founded by the Italian Historical Diving Society, the MAS – National Museum of Underwater Activities is a unique architecture in its kind explaining to visitors the local underwater world through an important collection of materials, equipments, documents, and many other witnesses.
Around Marina di Ravenna
With its stunning churches and mosaics in the Unesco World Heritage monuments, Ravenna is located just a few kilometres away from Marina di Ravenna.
Furthermore, the territory offers many interesting opportunities, such as the natural oasis of Pialassa della Baiona and the Pine forest of San Vitale – part of the Po Delta Park – the beaches of the northern beach towns (Casalborsetti, Marina Romea and Porto Corsini), or Comacchio.
If you are keen on adventure and diving, you can reach the Paguro platform, an artificial reef located 12 miles away from the coastline hosting various rare species of animals and plants: a real treasure for scuba divers and researchers.