Author: Roby Ferrari
Ravenna'S Beaches, Italy
The Ravenna coast, which winds between the blue of the Adriatic and the green of the magnificent pinewoods, has clean, orderly beaches and fascinating nature reserves to enjoy the rare and unspoilt beauty of an environment that appears on many occasions to be just as it was many centuries ago. Each of the nine seaside resorts has its own identity: Casalborsetti, Marina Romea, Porto Corsini, Marina di Ravenna, Punta Marina Terme, Lido Adriano, Lido di Dante, Lido di Classe and Lido di Savio have an excellent hotel service, good quality restaurants, refined meeting places and beaches with extensive facilities and services. Staying open until late at night, the beach bars and facilities are the focal point both of day and night life: entertainment, sports and trends, and when the sea is lit up by the moonlight, the amusement continues with beach parties.
Lido Adriano is the most modern of Ravenna's beach resorts, where holidayss in apartments is particularly developed. It offers the tourist a very large selection of choices for a holidays from 1st April to 30th September: sparkling with shops, restaurants, café s, ice-cream parlours, discos. It is a favourite with the young who can enjoy not only the modern beach bars but also the range of sports equipment, water sports and swimming-pools. From June to September there are summer courses in mosaics organised by CISIM (International Centre of Studies for Mosaic Teaching) attended yearly by students from all over the world.
Tourists who choose Lido di Dante spend their holidays in a natural environment where sun, sea and entertainment merge with the refreshing green of the pinewoods. Situated between the mouth of the Fiumi Uniti and the Pinewood of Classe, it is right alongside the archaeological zone in Classe, across Via Marabina. It presents a natural landscape still free from building speculation. It is a real paradise for campers and for those who prefer to spend their holidayss in apartments. In the southern part, it stretches over the very evocative naturalistic area of Foce Bevano, with three kilometres of public beaches.
Porto Corsini is a small and calm town which stands to the north of the port canal. It is linked with Marina di Ravenna, on the opposite bank, by a non-stop ferry. It offers, besides the traditional bathing attractions, beaches and pinewoods, the chance for a "walk out to sea" on the port's long jetty (2.5 km.) which delimits the harbour roadstead to the north. The jetty, which starts from the beach, is a favourite haunt of fishermen, cyclists and walkers.Contents are courtesy of Unione Prodotto Costa