Tour the city of mosaics with this guided tour which introduces you to the art and culture of Ravenna. Immerse yourself in its heritage and discover the eight monuments which earned the city the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This is a wonderful experience for any visit to Ravenna!
Ravenna Guided Tour
We will meet up at 10:30 before we head into Ravenna, a city rich in the cultural and artistic heritage of the different civilizations which have inhabited it - the Romans, the Ostrogoths, and the Byzantines.
We will stroll through the narrow streets of what was once the capital of the Roman Empire. You will encounter the majestic Porta Adriana, one of the oldest gateways to the city. We then continue walking to the Piazza del Popolo square, which is famous for its Paleo Christian mosaics. There you will have time to admire all the beautiful buildings that surround it and learn about the history, art, and culture of this location.
Our tour then focuses on the places of Ravenna which have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. We will visit the Archiepiscopal Museum, which has both national and international renown for the antiquities and rooms it houses, and collections. Inside, you will also discover the mosaic masterwork of the chapel of Sant'Andrea, and the Throne of Archbishop Maximianus of Ravenna.
Our next stop is the Baptistery of Neon, the oldest monument in Ravenna which has preserved its original structure and interior decoration just as it was many centuries ago. After stopping to admire the stunning dome, we will walk to the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo to learn about the history of emperor Theodoric the Great.
We will also enter the Basilica of San Vitale which is popular for the mosaics which cover its interior. You will also see the combined work of western and eastern artists in the murals. This a genuine treat for any lover of art.
Our last stop will be the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, constructed in the 5th century. The contrast between the simplicity of its exterior and the luxury of the interior, and the mosaics of the barrel vault, make this building one of the most important in Ravenna.
We will finish our visit around 1 pm.
A minimum of 4 participants is required for the tour to take place. If this minimum is not reached, we will provide you with a choice of alternatives.
Per personUS$ 55.9
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
English speaking guide.
Entry to three monuments on the route from a choice of the following: Basilica of San Vitale, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Baptistery of Neon, Archbishop's Chapel, the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
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No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).
Ravenna Train Station