RAVENNA has 160.243 inhabitants and is the capital city of its own province, in the region of Emilia-Romagna, it is renown throughout the world as the capital city of mosaics. It is the largest and most important city of the Romagna; its municipality is the only second to Rome in extent and includes nine bathing resorts on the Adriatic coast. Ravenna has a long history and for three times has been a capital city of the Western Roman Empire (1 – 402-476), of the Ostrogoth Kingdom of Italy (2 – 493-553), and of the Byzantine Exarcate (3 – 568-751). On account of its brilliant pas, its early Churches Ravenna has been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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