Ravenna: Byzantine Mosaics and Local Flavors Tour

Ravenna: Byzantine Mosaics and Local Flavors Tour

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Enjoy a taste of Ravenna, taking in its gorgeous mosaics and sampling delicious local specialties. Discover Romagna and Byzantine food traditions.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
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  • Admire ancient Byzantine World Heritage mosaics
  • Stop at a family-owned chocolate shop for a tasting
  • Sample local specialties at an osteria or piadineria
Full description
Take a guided tour of Ravenna's city center to experience its stunning Byzantine World Heritage. Visit the Basilica di San Vitale, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, and the Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, and marvel at the multicolored mosaics. When your breakfast is a vague memory, time for a pause. Stop in a lovely traditional food shop for a sweet tasting. Walk to Dante's tomb and the Piazza del Popolo, the Venetian main square. End the tour with lunch or a snack of an aperitif in a local osteria or piadineria. Enjoy the Romagna tagliere with salami and cheese, and local wine.
  • 3-hour guided tour
  • Chocolate tasting for two persons
  • Lunch or an aperitif snack for two persons (tagliere with salami and local cheese and a glass of wine)
  • Entrance fee for monuments: €8.50 per person (from March 1 to June 15 there is an additional fee of €2 for the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia)
  • Coffee breaks and other personal expenses
  • Private taxi or public transportation
  • Headsets (€2 per person; on request)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Ravenna Piazza del Popolo

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  • Shorts
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We don’t normally do guided tours but thought on this occasion we would and was not disappointed. We had a fantastic experience. Apart from being very insightful and informative Cinziea was wonderful company and her English was excellent. The bonus of experiencing some local food and wine was also a delight

December 20, 2019

A great experience, a wonderful tour, an expert guide.

I highly recommend this tour. Cinzia was a fantastic guide. Her knowledge of the history of Ravenna was amazing. She paced the tour just right, with an insight into the context of the mosaics that also brought the history of the city to life, and took us to a workshop where we could see how they were made. Half way through the tour she took us for an incredible chocolate tasting, which was at exactly the right moment in the tour, when we were starting to flag, and she saved the best sights for last. The mosaics are really astonishing and I'm so glad we saw them with such an expert guide. She left us at a restaurant where we sampled some of the local cheese, meats and and bread, which was a perfect end to this fantastic tour. I highly recommend it, excellent value and a really great experience.

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April 10, 2018

Ottimo tour!

Guida eccellente - informata, professionale e gentile.

August 17, 2019

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