Ravenna Centro Hotel

Best-Value Hotel - Historic Residence


Character: Very spacious guestrooms in a garden mansion right in the center of town.
Advantages: Walk to all the World Heritage Sites.
Location: Two blocks from Piazza Kennedy, the heart of Ravenna. Walk to the train station in 10 minutes. San Vitale is even closer, and six of the other World Heritage sites are an easy walk away. Click here to see the map for Ravenna Centro Hotel.
It will never be possible for us to rave too much about Ravenna, one of the least known treasures that Italy has to offer. In the first place, this quintessential sleepy village is home to no less than eight World Heritage Sites: the astounding and unforgettable Byzantine churches whose drab brick exteriors belie the lavish and colorful mosaics that cover their interiors. You can easily spend two days just wandering amongst these masterpieces while young and old delight to the deciphering of the historic and religious messages hidden in their symbolic pictures. When that's done, drive a couple miles to the broad sandy beach and reward yourselves with a swim or a sunbath. Or take the youngsters to Mirabilandia, the local version of Disneyland complete with rides and mascots. Ravenna also makes a great base for exploring nearby Bologna, whose perennial trade fairs make it impossible to get a hotel room there at any price; and then there are the Formula One race track at Imola, the balsamic vinegar workshops in Modena, the parmesan cheese farms outside Parma and, for opera fans, a mini-scavenger hunt of Verdi locations to visit. And since you are bound to work up a good appetite doing all this sightseeing, isn't it nice to know that the area around Ravenna is also a gourmet paradise? The only thing we can't figure out about Ravenna is why so few people visit it – but that makes it an even more ideal destination for the adventurous In Italy Online reader!

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Public Transportation: There are frequent trains between Bologna and Ravenna. The trip takes 75 minutes.
Rooms: About 20, including superior doubles, deluxe doubles and triples, junior suites for up to four people and one suite for up to five people. All the rooms are very large for Italy, with marble or parquet floors, big double-paned windows, full-length mirrors, exquisite Murano glass chandeliers, and LOTS of built-in wardrobes, dressers and cabinets. All the rooms have one king bed; deluxe rooms can also have a daybed or an alcove with a single bed (two friends traveling together should book a deluxe room if they do not wish to share a bed). The junior suites have a queen bed and two single beds. On the top floor (one flight up from the elevator), there is a suite for up to five people with two king bedrooms joined by archways to a sitting room with a single daybed; the very large bathroom has a whirlpool tub and shower (accessed through the first bedroom).
Features: Air conditioning, central heating, direct-dial telephone, complimentary wireless access, satellite TV, mini bar, private bathroom with stall shower or tub with wall shower, and hair dryer.
Facilities: Elevator to some rooms, large inner garden where drinks are served, beautiful outdoor terrace where breakfast is served in summer months, library lounge, complimentary wireless Internet throughout the whole hotel, sitting room with plasma TV, buffet breakfast with fresh juice and organic foods, in-room breakfast (5 Euro), public parking very nearby (3 Euro/day).


For this property:
Room prices are for two people. Each third or fourth bed costs 30 Euro/day extra (except when two people share a deluxe room with extra bed, in which case the extra bed is free of charge). A baby cot may be requested and is free of charge.

Please note that the elevator at this hotel does not go to all the rooms. Be sure to let us know if you need elevator access to your room.

It is not possible to guarantee Internet access at any property, because the property does not generate the service, it merely provides access from a server. If the server experiences any kind of problem at all, the property regrets it cannot be responsible for any inconvenience caused by subsequent lack of service.