RAVENNA

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

3 HOUR TOUR

  • Maximum Number of People: 20
  • Tour Type: Walking tour
  • Tour Price: Price Per Group; €160

  • 3 hours will give you the chance to discover some of the best examples of the unique Early-Christian and Byzantine mosaics such as:

  • Church of S.Vitale. In its mosaics the Emperor Justinian is masterfully depicted with his fabulous wife Theodora.
  • Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, a powerful building created to honour the Empress of the Western Roman Empire.
  • Neoniano Baptistery equally decorated by wonderful mosaics.
  • Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo which was the private chapel of the Ostrogoths King Theoderic.

  • All these marvels can be seen by taking an easy stroll through the centre of Ravenna. During our walk in the pedestrian area you'll have the chance to step into a mosaic workshop, have a pause for coffee in the main square and visit the Tomb of the poet Dante Alighieri (Divine Comedy) who died here in 1321.



    Although for a complete visit to Ravenna, I suggest a full-day guided tour
    (6 hour tour + lunch break) which includes other UNESCO monuments.


    In the city centre: the Archiepiscopal Museum housing the renowned 6th century ivory throne and the Chapel of Saint Andrew, the King Theodoric's Arian Baptistery (early 6th century) and the marvellous Byzantine mosaics of Sant'Apollinare in Classe located 4 km away from town.


    Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

    6 HOUR TOUR (Full Day)

  • Maximum Number of People: 20
  • Tour Type: Walking tour
  • Tour Price: Price Per Group; €250

  • MORNING

  • Church of S.Vitale. In its mosaics the Emperor Justinian is masterfully depicted with his fabulous wife Theodora.
  • Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, a powerful building created to honour the Empress of the Roman Empire.
  • Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo which was the private chapel of the Ostrogoths King Theoderic.
  • Neoniano Baptistery equally decorated by wonderful mosaics.
  • Archiepiscopal Museum housing the renowned 6th century ivory throne and Chapel of Saint Andrew.

  • LUNCH BREAK in a typical café or osteria.


    AFTERNOON

  • Dante's Tomb
  • Arian Baptistery, ancient building from the Ostrogoth time.
  • Basilica of S.Apollinare in Classe, byzantine church built right next to the ancient Roman military port and plunged into the renowned pine trees forest that inspired Dante Alighieri (4 km south of Ravenna).

  • Tour Exclusions for both Itineraries:

    - Admission ticket to the UNESCO monuments of the city center is €8.50 per person.
    - From March 1st till June 15th, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia is NOT included in the €8.50 ticket. Additional entrance fee of €2.
    - Entrance ticket to S. Apollinare in Classe: €5 per person (free for under 18 and over 65).
    - Extra for coffee break or lunch/dinner.
    - Cost of transport. (Bus return ticket to reach the church of Sant'Apollinare in Classe is about €3 per person).


    All prices are subject to change without prior notice.