I was fortunate to be in Ravenna during its Festival of Night, Notte D’orio. These festivals are a fantastic adventure, an intersection of the various arts; from music all around the city streets, its various museums open for free visits until midnight, street performers, dance parties, and the like. Ravenna’s long history and involvement with […]
While both the Roman Arena and Amphitheatre are spectacular sites, what struck me most about the city’s ancient roots was the its extensive and well fortified walls. The walls foundations are from Roman times, with various extensions added during the middle ages, and a major renovation as recently as the 19th Century. Within the walls flows the River Adige, a bridge close to 2000 years old, vineyards, villas and a small city of remarkable cultural and historic importance.