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The City of Mosaics
An MSC Mediterranean Cruise will take you to the city of Ravenna, in Romagna, that for three times was conferred the status of capital: during Western Roman Empire period, the reign of Theodoric and finally the Byzantine Exarchate. A unique atmosphere that you can breathe inside this city where every stone tells you about a past rich in history.
Ravenna and Ferrara, not far away, will impress you with their elegance, monuments, churches, mausoleums, the friendliness of the locals who cross the city by bike, bou-tiques, happenings and for the beaches that connect them to the Adriatic Sea.
An MSC Excursion will accompany you through the treasures of Byzantine art. Ravenna, also known as the "city of mosaics" will allow you to see up close wonders such as the Basilica of San Vitale, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, a small masterpiece with a starry vault, the Basilica of Sant' Apollinare Nuovo, with the most extensive series of mosaics in the world, Sant' Apollinare in Classe, with the famous Christ at the center of the cross and the two Baptisteries: the Baptistery of Neon and Arian Baptistry.
Another MSC Excursion will take you to a small foreign state within Italy, the Republic of San Marino, one of the oldest in the world. The capital, San Marino, on the slopes of Mount Titano, is a jewel of medieval architecture. You will feel like entering a fairy tale where the Palazzo Pubblico is the "castle" that will offer you the "spectacle" of the change of the guard plus the Passo delle Streghe is the path that will take you to the three towers: Rocca (or Guaita), Cesta (or Fratta) and Montale where you can admire a beautiful view of the Adriatic Coast.
Do you want to experience the thrill of speed? One of the MSC Excursions will offer you the opportunity to visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello and the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena. Thousands of fans every year are passionate about the prancing horse “Caval-lino Rampante”, which has been competing in motor racing circuits for ninety years. The exhibition not only comprises models for Formula 1 but also luxury cars.