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Advice? Day Trip Venice-Ravenna by car

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A visit to Ravenna to see the famous mosaics has been on our list to do during our stay in Venice the first part of May. Originally we planned to train to Ferrara, visit there, train on to Ravenna and then return to Venice. This would have involved an overnight in one of the two cities. For various reasons it would not be possible to do it at either end of our stay and thus would add hotel cost in addition to the cost of our Venice apartment.

Checking train schedules, it appears that it would take about 1.5 hours to Ferrara and then another hour to Ravenna. There is no direct train back to Venice from Ravenna so the return trip would be 2.5-3.5 hours depending on connections. Frankly, 5-6 hours in 2 days is more time than we want to spend on trains.

So the current plan is to skip Ferrara and rent a car in Venice-Mestre to drive directly to Ravenna, visit for the day and drive back, dropping the car the same evening. It appears that the coastal road SS 309 would take something over an hour with no stops, passing through the Po River Delta Regional Park and some small communities like Comacchio, which sounds like an early version of Venice on multiple islands connected by bridges.

Has anyone done this drive? It looks a lot more pleasant than a longer train trip with connections. It leaves Ferrara for another time but we do expect to be back in Emilia-Romagna again.

I'd appreciate comments from anyone familiar with the area. Thanks in advance!

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