Ravenna is a town in Italy with 158,739 inhabitants (as of 31 December 2010). Ravenna is the capital of the eponymous province in the region Emilia-Romagna. The city was originally directly on the Adriatic. As a result of silting, the distance of the town center from the coast today, about nine kilometers. The harbor is by the Grand Candiano with the coast and the seaside resort of Marina di Ravenna connected.
Ravenna’s archbishop seat. From 402-476, the city was the main residence of the Western Roman Emperor. In the following decades was home and Odoacer, Theodoric the Great and his successors, after the reconquest of Italy by Byzantine troops to the city was captured by the Lombards in 751, the center of an Imperial Exarchate.
Historians believe that the settlement during the Gallic invasions since 6 Century BC had developed gradually. Scattered members of the defeated tribes were accustomed at that time on the numerous small islands of the lagoon on the southern edge of the Po Delta estuary to seek refuge. Tourism is an important industry. The seaside resorts of the seaside Lido di Ravenna, Marina di Ravenna, Lido di Classe, etc. have numerous campsites, holiday homes and hotels, as well as extensive nature reserves. At Lido di Dante, there is also an extensive nudist beach. At Ravenna is also a petroleum refinery and an important industrial area of the chemical and energy industries. Other important industries include footwear, clothing and food industries.