Among the nine seaside resorts scattered along the coastline of Ravenna, Marina di Ravenna is without any doubt the nearest one to the city centre, as well as one of the oldest ones, just like the nearby town of Porto Corsini.
Immersed in the green and flourishing coastal pine forest, and easily accessible by land or by sea, Marina di Ravenna is a dynamic and trendy place, with pubs, bathing establishments of any kind. The tourist and hotellery organization boasts a great experience and tradition, welcoming during the summer period ― from April to October ― families as well as a demanding young public.
If during the day the golden beach surrounded by the green pine forest is crowded by colourful umbrellas and beach beds, during the night it turns into a big 'open-air disco' with dancing nights, concerts, and free events of every kind and for any taste.
Along its streets, you’ll walk through little markets and bright shopping windows, trendy pubs, restaurants with meat and fish specialties, musical entertainment and amusement.
Marina di Ravenna is also a renowned destination for sailors. The town hosts namely Marinara, the most important tourist port of the high Adriatic, with 1,100 moorings and two outer dams that guarantee access also in case of bad weather conditions.
Marina di Ravenna is a city of countless experiences.
Leaving aside the amusement and sporting activities, we recommend you a walk along the wooden walkways spread across the beach, which aim to protect the dunes in the name of sustainability and respect for the environment.
Moreover, you definitely should go for a walk along the outer dam, a 3-km hallway direct into the sea that will make you feel relaxed and regenerated. Romantic people, however, can find some poetry by the port, waiting for the large commercial ships to dock.
The Cozza di Marina (Mussel of Marina) is one of the main local specialties: It’s a true pearl of the Adriatic that proliferates a few kilometers off the coast and it’s celebrated every year with a big festival taking place at the beginning of summer.
All the bathing establishments in Marina di Ravenna feature courts for beach volley, basketball, beach soccer, but mainly beach tennis (commonly called ʽracchettoniʼ), which is considered like a ʽnational sportʼ in Ravenna.
The dense pine forest behind the dunes is much frequented by runners, bikers and sportsmen in general, who enjoy the refreshing canopy of the trees. The sailing schools are not missing either, offering even kitesurfing and paddle surfing lessons, but you can also choose a more relaxed long canoe trip.
A few kilometers from Marina, you cannot miss to visit Ravenna with its churches and marvelous mosaics, Unesco heritage.
The territory offers a wide range of visit opportunities, such as the naturalistic oasis of the Pialassa della Baiona or the pine forest of San Vitale, both part of the Po Delta Park. Moreover, it is a stone’s throw from the beautiful beaches of the Ravenna northern seaside resorts (Casalborsetti, Marina Romea and Porto Corsini) and from the town of Comacchio.
Adventurers and diving lovers staying in Marina di Ravenna might enjoy a visit to the the MAS - National Museum of Underwater Activities and the Piattaforma Paguro, a reef at 12 miles off the coast that is populated by rare species of animals and plants.