In Ravenna, you can feel Art, History and Culture in every corner.

Recognised worldwide for its historical and artistic treasures, the city preserves the richest heritage of mosaics dating from the 5th and 6th centuries AD within its early Christian and Byzantine religious buildings.

Despite its relatively small size, Ravenna is home to no less than eight UNESCO World Heritage sites.


Walking and cycling through the city centre is like reliving ancient history: starting from the Roman era and its magnificent early Christian basilicas, through the Renaissance and up to the 19th century, when the city was rediscovered by famous visitors such as Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde, Sigmund Freud and Gustav Klimt.


In addition to the extraordinary richness of its architectural heritage, the city’s short distance from the Adriatic coast make it an attractive destination for those seeking relaxation and fun on its broad sandy beaches.




Ravenna is a sparkling city full of artistic and cultural events, which traditionally welcomes its guests with courtesy and spoils them with tasty dishes, always accompanied by a good wine!




Ravenna is located in the region of Emilia-Romagna in northeastern Italy and can easily reached by road and train from the international airport in Bologna. A shuttle service (8x) for all delegates will be available on Monday, 23rd September from Bologna Airport to Ravenna.

It takes approximately 1 hour to reach Ravenna from Bologna Airport by taxi. Another option is to take the Marconi Express train from the airport to Bologna Central Station (approximately 10 minutes). From there, hop onto one of the frequent trains to Ravenna (1 hour 10 minutes). Check www.trenitalia.com for the timetable.

The Social Travel Summit 2019 will be held at The Classis Ravenna Museum, one of the most important archeological museums in Italy.

Read more about the STS venue.