Combine Ravenna Incoming holiday packages with Ravenna Festival events!
A city featuring 8 UNESCO monuments meets a rich programme of events – symphonic music, dance, rock, theatre, opera– to choose from: every year the Festival turns the city into a stage, from the ancient basilicas shining with mosaics to the theatres, from the historic buildings to the pine grove and the urban landscape. Take your chance to discover Ravenna and its Festival, and customise your package. A wide selection of activities and special rates for groups are waiting for you!
The 30th edition of Ravenna Festival sails “on the high and open sea”, in the spirit of Ulysses as Dante depicts him in the 26th canto of his Inferno. As it navigates the most diverse genres, with world-known artists as travel companions, and unique venues as its harbours, this year’s Festival pays homage to Greece, cradle of the Western culture, within the larger strand of the journey and the tribute to that maritime and Mediterranean nature that is part of Ravenna’s history. On the podium, besides Riccardo Muti opening the Festival with Maurizio Pollini, also Leōnidas Kavakos, Emmanuel Krivine at the head of the Orchestre National de France, and Giovanni Antonini with the Giardino Armonico. Side by side with the figures of the Greek world - from Oedipus and Medea to Zorba and Panagoulis - the journey continues through Dante’s Purgatory, an itinerant mystery play by Marco Martinelli and Ermanna Montanari, and in the city’s basilica with seven concerts in a day featuring the Tallis Scholars. The rhythm is set by legendary drummers Nick Mason of Pink Floyd and Stewart Copeland of the Police, by Goran Bregović and by Ben Harper with The Innocent Criminals. Besides the magnificent Martha Graham Dance Company and Hamburg Ballet (only dates in Italy), the dance section includes the Gruppo Nanou and Micha Van Hoecke’s Shine!, respectively inspired by Miles Davis and the Pink Floyd, as well as the final event on July 16: the shower of stars of the ballet gala Les étoiles. Last but not least the double daily appointment, with the tribute to Dante in the cloister by his Tomb (every morning at 11) and the concerts of the Vespers (every evening at 7) in the basilica of San Vitale.
Dante in the City of Mosaics
From 155€ per person
The package includes: 2 nights in 3-star hotel in the city centre, double room, breakfast included (additional night 40€ per person, single room extra charge 20€); Tessere di Mosaico guided tour of the UNESCO monuments; tickets for the following events of Ravenna Festival between June 6 and July 14: Young Artists for Dante (daily at 11 am, Ancient Franciscan Cloisters) and Vespers (daily at 7 pm, Basilica of San Vitale); lunch or dinner in the city centre; guided tour of the Alighieri Theatre.
Offer subject to availability, valid for stays between June 5 and July 16, 2019
The package is completely customisable with additional services such as: pick up from and to airports or train stations; tickets for other monuments; guided tour of the Classense Library; Romagna Visit Card (www.romagnavisitcard.it); discounted tickets for one or more additional events of Ravenna Festival; choice among different kinds of accommodation; field trips in the hinterland; local product tasting, visits to wineries, cooking classes.