Ravenna is a treasure chest of art, history and culture.
A city of ancient origins and a glorious past, once the capital of the Western Roman Empire, of King Theodoric of the Goths and of the Byzantine Empire in Europe. The basilicas and baptisteries of the city contain the richest heritage of mosaics dating from the 5th and 6th centuries. The city is included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. If Ravenna was the most important political and cultural centre of the West during the centuries that saw the decline of Latin civilisation, it was no less important in later ages, as the archaeological site of the Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra and the Roman harbour of Classe demonstrate. It is also the city that guards the remains of Dante and keeps alive the memory of the great poet with important cultural events.