Private Walking Tour: Discover Ravenna's Stunning Mosaics

3 hr

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Group Tour

Ravenna is known worldwide as the Capital of Mosaics. During this half-day tour you will discover why this medium-sized town has earned its nickname and popularity visiting some of its beautifully-preserved World Heritage sites. You will get a general idea of the most important historical periods that marked the history and architecture of the town, making Ravenna three times capital and, most importantly, you will discover the beauty of the unique mosaics, becoming familiar with...
Ravenna is known worldwide as the Capital of Mosaics. During this half-day tour you will discover why this medium-sized town has earned its nickname and popularity visiting some of its beautifully-preserved World Heritage sites. You will get a general idea of the most important historical periods that marked the history and architecture of the town, making Ravenna three times capital and, most importantly, you will discover the beauty of the unique mosaics, becoming familiar with the main iconography features of early Christian mosaics.
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Itinerary Details

This tour will allow you to discover the town's architectural masterpieces inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and characterized by early Christian mosaics.

The tour will start with the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, built to house the Roman empress' remains and the Basilica of San Vitale, the most relevant Byzantine church of the West. We will then visit the Church of Sant' Apollinare Nuovo, bearing witness to the barbarian domination and the Neonian Baptistery, probably the most ancient monument, dating back to the early V century.

Ravenna is also the town where the Florentine poet Dante found shelter during his exile and where he wrote his Inferno. You will have a walk in the so-called Zona Dantesca (Dante's zone), an area dedicated to the great poet where silence is kept by the citizens of Ravenna to respect his memory. There we will visit Dante's tomb and the church of...
This tour will allow you to discover the town's architectural masterpieces inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and characterized by early Christian mosaics.

The tour will start with the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, built to house the Roman empress' remains and the Basilica of San Vitale, the most relevant Byzantine church of the West. We will then visit the Church of Sant' Apollinare Nuovo, bearing witness to the barbarian domination and the Neonian Baptistery, probably the most ancient monument, dating back to the early V century.

Ravenna is also the town where the Florentine poet Dante found shelter during his exile and where he wrote his Inferno. You will have a walk in the so-called Zona Dantesca (Dante's zone), an area dedicated to the great poet where silence is kept by the citizens of Ravenna to respect his memory. There we will visit Dante's tomb and the church of San Francesco where his funeral was held in 1321.

You will be fascinated by the colorful glass paste and golden mosaics and by the typical narrow streets of Ravenna.

Important Details

Included
  • Private tour
Not Included
Departure Point
Train Station or Piazza del Popolo (main square), Ravenna center.
Flexible. 

The walking tour can start in the morning or afternoon depending on your requests.

Return Details
Train Station or Piazza del Popolo (main square), Ravenna center.
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.