Cervia can be described as a commune as well as town located in ‘province of Ravenna’, central Italy.
Cervia was originally known as ‘Ficocle’. It has been believed to be of ‘Greek’ origin. Moreover, this town was situated mid-way between Ravenna and Cervia. As history goes, Cervia was completely destroyed in the year 709 by none other than ‘patrician’ Theodore; thanks to alliance with Ravenna against ‘loyal Byzantines’.
The center was reconstructed later in a secure position, in Salina. Medieval city grew till it got provided with 3 fortified entrances: a castle constructed by Frederick Barbarossa, Emperor, 7 churches, and ‘Palaces of Priors’.
With the passage of time, salt pod got converted in to a ‘marsh’. Furthermore, on 9th of November, 1697, Pope Innocent XII placed an order for being reconstructed in safer location. Novel city contained large silos to store salt.
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