[ruh-ven-uh; for 1 also Italian rah-ven-nah]
- a city in NE Italy: the capital of Italy in the period of the Byzantine Empire; tomb of Dante.
- a city in NE Ohio.
[roh-mahn-yuh; Italian raw-mah-nyah]
- a former province of the Papal States, in NE Italy. Capital: Ravenna.
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Examples from the Web for ravenna
From Warren he removed to Ravenna, in the adjoining county of Portage.Cleveland Past and Present
Byron was fond of cats: in his establishment at Ravenna he had five of them.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
He landed in Ravenna, but without army, war-material, or money.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI
Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
We had news of Giovanni, first from Bologna and later from Ravenna, whither he was fled.The Shame of Motley
They were sent from Ravenna, and the craft was wrecked off Pola.
- a city and port in NE Italy, in Emilia-Romagna: capital of the Western Roman Empire from 402 to 476, of the Ostrogoths from 493 to 526, and of the Byzantine exarchate from 584 to 751; famous for its ancient mosaics. Pop: 134 631 (2001)
- an area of N Italy: part of the Papal States up to 1860
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