Ravenna

Is the capital city of the Province of Ravenna, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy. It was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire from 402 until that empire collapsed in 476. It then served as the capital of the Ostrogothic Kingdom until it was re-conquered in 540 by the Byzantine Empire. Afterwards, the city formed the centre of the Byzantine Exarchate of Ravenna until the invasion of the Lombards in 751, after which it became the seat of the Kingdom of the Lombards.

Although it is an inland city, Ravenna is connected to the Adriatic Sea by the Candiano Canal. It is known for its well-preserved late Roman and Byzantine architecture, with eight buildings comprising the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna

The city annually hosts the Ravenna Festival, one of Italy’s prominent classical music gatherings. Opera performances are held at the Teatro Alighieri while concerts take place at the Palazzo Mauro de André as well as in the ancient Basilica of San Vitale and Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe. Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti, a longtime resident of the city, regularly participates in the festival, which invites orchestras and other performers from around the world. Wikipedia

Video – Parcheggio della Resistenza to Via Galla Placidia
Approximately 1.39 km – 0.86 miles

The walk starts at the – Circonvallazione al Molino – Via Cura – Via Gian Battista Barbiani – Via Camillo Benso Cavour – Via Giuliano Argentario – Mausoleo di Galla Placidia – Basilica di San Vitale, Via San Vitale – Via Galla Placidia – Chiesa Santa Maria Maggiore, Via Galla Placidia – Via Galla Placidia

Video – Via Galla Placidia to Viale Farini
Approximately 1.60 km – 0.99 miles

The walk starts in Via Pietro Alighieri – Via Girolamo Rossi – Vicolo Padenna – Via Pellegrino Matteucci – Piazza Marsala – Via Salara – Via Camillo Benso Cavour – Via IV Novembre – Piazza del Popolo – Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi – Via Dante Alighieri – Via Guido da Polenta – Piazza S. Francesco – Basilica di San Francesco, Via Guido da Polenta – Via Dante Alighieri – Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi – Piazza Luigi Einaudi – Via Armando Diaz – Viale Farini