Ferrara students visit Ravenna and Cervia

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Ferrara students visit Ravenna and Cervia


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Ferrara… there’s no better place to become fluent in the Italian language and cuisine than in this small, easy-to-navigate, university city in northeast Italy. This is the reason why CIEE has a program to host for a month some foreign students in the Ferrara’s local families, enjoyng the Italian lifestyle and visiting some of the beautiest cities of Emilia Romagna Region. Today we publish one of their summer school stories

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Last weekend we visited Ravenna, where we saw awe-inspiring Byzantine mosaics dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries.  After that, we had a tour of the ancient salt-works of Cervia, and learned about the historical importance of what was once called “white gold”.

2015-07-18 14.49.36Intrepid travelers on their way to visit the Salina Camillone,  a salt-works that dates back to antiquity, and which has been recognized by Slow Food for adhering to traditional methods of gathering salt.

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Il sale “dolce” di Cervia crystallizing under the sun.  Have you ever heard of “sweet salt”?

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