[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”6188″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” onclick=”zoom”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Getting there: Hourly trains (6 minutes past the hour) take 69 minutes to reach Ravenna, return trains leave hourly 45 minutes past the hour. The return fare costs 14.70€. Get on the train early, as there are no reserved seats on regional trains.  Allow 15 minutes to queue for tickets or buy them a day or two in advance.

Entrance tickets: A combined ticket for almost all sights costs 8.50€ and is available at all sights.  The first recommended stop is Basilica di Sant’Appolinare Nuovo, a 5-minute walk from the station. It’s a good idea to pick up a pictorial guide for Ravenna’s beauties here for 5€. You’ll need a separate ticket for Battistero degli Ariani and Theodoric’s tomb, slightly outside the old town. These cost 2-3€ each.

Lunch stop: The best place to stop for lunch is the town’s main square, Piazza del Popolo, offering a few options with good fare.