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Information about RAVENNA Ravenna was a Roman colony in the 2nd century B.C. and it was chosen as capital of the Western Empire in 402, to become then a junction and a passage from the Byzantine to the Roman culture. In the Middle Ages the relationships with the East finished and so the town faced a period of deep decay and isolation. This period finished only in 1400, with the Venetian domination, when the town reached again its splendour and developed again. From the 16th century on, Ravenna was included into the Papal States, that would govern it for three centuries and a half, leading it to the decay again. The last stage of development took place in the second postwar period, with the discovery of methane bodies, which allowed the town’s social and economic development, too. In fact today a modern settlement is present around the town, constituted by a vast industrial area, which is active in the chemical and petrochemical fields. Ravenna has been left with a great heritage of Monuments, religious buildings decorated with mosaics which have been declared patrimony of humanity. The beauty of the mosaics and harmony of the architecture are not the only features. Ravenna is roman, gothic, byzantine and also medieval, venetian and finally modern and contemporary, civilised and hospitable, full of events and shows of international prestige.
 
Available Trades in RAVENNA BUSINESS SERVICES
CLOTHING - TEXTILES & ACCESSORIES
CONSTRUCTION & MATERIALS
EDUCATION & TRAINING
ELECTRONICS & ELECTROTHECHNICS
HEALTH & BEAUTY
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS
LEGAL SERVICES
MECHANIC - HYDRAULIC & PNEUMATIC INDUSTRY
SPORTS & OUTDOOR PURSUITS
TRADE & BUSINESS - IMPORT-EXPORT & WHOLESALER
 


ITALIA

General Information
Capital: Rome
Area: 301,230 km2
Population: 60,157,214 (April 2009).
Electricity: 230 volts AC, 50Hz
IDD: +39
Emergency number: 112/113
Timezone: +1 Hr (+2 Hrs MAR-OCT)

Language
Language: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region), French (minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area).

Government
Government: Republic

Religion
Religion: 90% Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim

Health
Health: The following vaccinations are recommended: Tetanus.

Currency
Currency: Euro (EUR) 1.00 = 100 Cents

Exchange Rate
Exchange Rate: All 100.00 USD = 66.8534 EUR GBP = 110.480 EUR CHF = 66.1543 EUR

Business Hours
Business Hours: Mon-Fri: 09.00-17.00

Speed Limit
Speed Limit: Cities: 50 km/h, Country roads: 90/110 km/h, Motorways: 130 km/h

Traffic
Traffic: Traffic drives on the right. Minimum age 18 years.

Driving License
Driving License: EU pink format licences are valid in Italy but old-style green licences (without photos) must be accompanied by an International Driving Permit.

National Holidays
National holidays: Jan 1 New Year"s Day, Jan 6 Epiphany, Easter Monday (variable), Apr 25 Liberation Day, May 1 Labor Day, Aug 15 Assumption Day, Nov 1 All Saints" Day, Dec 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec 25/26 Christmas Day/St. Stephen"s Day

Climate
Climate: Predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in south

Temperatures
 
Temperatures:
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
A781114182225252116129
P7162575146371521639912993
S44678911108644
A=Aver. Daily Temp. (°C)
P=Precipitation (mm)
S=Sunshine (Hrs/Month)

Mobile Network
Mobile Network: GSM 900 / 1800/ 3G 2100 & HSPA

GPS
GPS: 41 54 N, 12 29 E

Shopping Hours
Shopping Hours: Mon-Sat: 08.30-12.30 and 15.30-19.30. Food shops are often closed Wednesday afternoon.


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