Private tour

Ravenna: Walking Tour with Stunning Byzantine Mosaics

4.8 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico

Ravenna: Walking Tour with Stunning Byzantine Mosaics

Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico

From US$ 206.21 per group up to 20

Explore Ravenna and discover one of the most beautiful cities in Italy! Marvel at stunning basilicas and beautiful baptisteries, which contain some of the richest heritage of ancient mosaics in the world.

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Duration 3 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the basilicas and baptisteries rich in marvelous mosaics
  • Visit the historic center and the tomb of the great poet Dante
  • Explore the Basilica of San Vitale and the Mausoleum of Empress Galla Placida
Full description
Discover Ravenna, one of Italy's most spectacular cities, with this fantastic walking tour. After meeting your guide, start from the church of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, dating from the 6th century. Then find out all about the infamous poet Dante in the area named the "zone of silence", dedicated to the cult and memory of Dante Alighieri. Beside the poet's tomb you will find the Dante museum and the Franciscan cloisters with the statues of San Francesco and Santa Chiara. Continuing your tour, head towards the Neonian baptistery with its perfectly preserved architectural structure and interior decoration, consisting of stuccos and the magnificent mosaic of the baptism of Christ. Make your way to the Palazzo Rasponi to reach the Piazza del Popolo, the main square of the city. The tour concludes with the wonderful Basilica of San Vitale dating from the 6th century, and testimony to the Roman-Byzantine empire. With an octagonal central plan, the church still preserves the splendid scenes of the Old Testament and the famous panels of the imperial couple Justinian and Theodora of the Eastern Roman Empire. Next to the basilica, visit the Mausoleum of the Roman Empress Galla Placidiay, rich in unique mosaic decorations.
Includes
  • Licensed guide
  • Entrance tickets to the various places visited on the tour
  • Tasting / lunch / dinner
  • Transportation - pickup and drop off

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Please meet at the Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, near the Palace of Theoderic. It is located at Via di Roma, 53, 48020 Ravenna RA, Italy.

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4.8 /5

based on 24 reviews

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  • Value for money
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Really nice tour -- our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and accomodating. We appreciated that when we were late due to transportation problems, she went ahead and bought our tickets to save time and was ready for us as soon as we could arrive. The mosaics are incandescent and her explanations and commentary really enhanced our experience.

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April 25, 2022

The city is splendid, and being able to visit it accompanied by Elisa, a really competent and passionate guide, was really beautiful. Even the children, who the day before in Ferara followed the group on the sidelines, totally disinterested, today have lost nothing of the engaging explanations. Thanks so much!

November 3, 2019

The tour with Claudia was the highlight of our stay in Ravenna. Claudia was able to explain the history of all places and gave us the best information about all the details. For us, the tour in German was awesome.

September 17, 2022

Product ID: 209625