WHERE TO FIND THE BEST RAVENNA CAR RENTAL DEALS?
You can fly to these airports, they are the closest to Ravenna:
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport,
Forli L. Ridolfi Airport
From all these facilities you have a means of public transport to travel to Ravenna. In fact, you can also rent a car or go to the train station (by bus) and take a train to Ravenna.
RAVENNA TRAIN STATION
The railway station in Ravenna, was inaugurated in 1863, is located near the historic center, 200 meters from the pedestrian area. The passenger service is carried out by Trenitalia and the passenger transport by Emilia-Romagna (TTO). The station is served by the regional railway lines Rimini-Ferrara, Ravenna-Bologna (via Castalbolognese and/or Faenza) and Ravenna-Faenza. The long-distance rail links are: Ravenna-Florence (Via Faenza) Ravenna-Roma Termini (Frecciabianca), during the summer months Brescia-Pesaro, Bergamo-Pesaro (Freccia Orobica) and Cremona-Pesaro.
You can rent a car at the Ravenna station or nearby, the nearest branch to the train station is: AVIS. Before renting a car you must know what you are contracting, in reality you must be clear about everything related to insurance, mileage and gasoline, take your time to look at the condition of the vehicle or van, check for scuffs, scratches and other problems of appearance.
CRUISE SHIP STATION / PORT OF RAVENNA
Arriving by boat: Cruise ships sail to Porto Corsini, about 15 km from the center of Ravenna. Most cruise lines offer a shuttle service to the city. Keep in mind that there is nothing special about Porto Corsini, except for a couple of long beaches frequented by the locals, means of transport are scarce. Unlike many ports, it does not have car rental companies that offer the possibility of hiring a car for excursions in the area.
RAVENNA, VISIT THE ITALIAN REGION OF EMILIA-ROMAGNA NOT FAR FROM THE ADRIATIC COAST
Ravenna is located south of Venice on the Adriatic coast, it is a city rich in history and beauty. Ravenna was the last Byzantine stronghold in the west, later a Venetian stronghold. It is a city worth getting to know, but don’t forget that if you have reserved a rental car in Ravenna you can drive to the famous beaches of Rimini in 1 hour (55.5 km) along the Strada Statale Adriatica/SS16 you will arrive to this city with a lot of march.
Ravenna is a great stopover for those leaving Venice, either for its beaches or to visit the cities of Tuscany, a modern city as a benchmark for industry. It is the capital of mosaics, home to important tourist sites considered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The Byzantine mosaics are found in the Basilica of San Vitale and elsewhere, the National Museum. There is also a 16th century Venetian fortress near the museum that is used for concerts today. Ravenna offers a glimpse of Roman Italy and the period of Byzantine and Gothic rule.
TRAVELING BY ROAD WITH A RENTAL CAR FROM RAVENNA
If you have a rental car you will find that Ravenna is easily accessible from the A14 motorway. Follow the signs for Ravenna from the A14 exit. Once in the city, head to the center, the streets of Ravenna vary (as in all Italian cities) the main routes are large and easily accessible, but the small roads are completely unsuitable for large vehicles.
From Bologna: Highway A14; About 6 km after the Imola exit, follow the Ravenna bypass.
From Rimini: Highway A14. Exit the highway at Cesena Nord and take the “Superstrada” E45.
From Forli: SS 67 Tosco-Romagna.
From Rome: Highway E45.
From Venice: SS 309 Romea.
Driving your own rental vehicle will allow you to move more comfortably without depending on public transport schedules, it is often somewhat complicated to combine the routes with your vacation days.