This Italian destination beckons with its unparalleled collection of Byzantine mosaics, decorating centuries-old churches that hold stories of emperors, kings and saints. Marvel at the intricate artistry that adorns these UNESCO World Heritage sites, transporting you through time and empires. Beyond the mosaics, you’ll find plenty to see and do on Ravenna’s streets and in its. Be sure to stop at a cafe for the local speciality of piadina (a thin flatbread peculiar to the Romagna historical region) and the regional seafood, all the while soaking in the serene atmosphere that has inspired poets and artists over the centuries.
Hotel Palazzo Bezzi
While dating back to the 18th century, the interior of this property exudes a chic Riviera-style decor. And you can soak up plenty of that Italian sunshine, with an onsite garden (in which you can breakfast) and rooftop terrace, the latter providing loungers and drinks service. Guests can also take it easy, with some time in the wellness suite; it has a sauna, steam room, experience shower and treatment rooms. Hotel Palazzo has 32 bedrooms, including a two-bedroom suite, and is a very short stroll from the Sant’Apollinare Nuovo (one of the foremost mosaic sites).