Welcome to Rostov-on-Don
Rostov-on-Don (simply ‘Rostov’ to locals) is the gateway to the Northern Caucasus region, the historical hotbed of Cossack culture and peasant uprisings. Nowadays, it’s southern Russia’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. Flowing through the city is the Don River, a geographic and cultural landmark. Most famously, the river is celebrated in Mikhail Sholokhov’s novels of the Russian Civil War, And Quiet Flows the Don and The Don Flows Home to the Sea.
Rostov is a pleasant city of green parks and monumental squares. It makes a good stopover on the way to the Black Sea coast and a base for several interesting day trips in the area.