This tour is perfect for those who spend in Bologna or in the area a short-term stay and wish to visit as much as they can
This tour is recommended for people who spend in Bologna or Ravenna or in the area a short-term stay and wish to visit both cities. Being Ravenna located about 84 kms (53 miles) east of Bologna a full day tour gives people the possibility to visit both Bologna and Ravenna city centres in one-day tour. Both cities can be easily reached by car even if the best way to travel to these cities is by train (for train ticket prices see section "what's extra").
This tour will show you the reason why Bologna is worldwide known as "The Learned", "The Fat", "The Red" and "The Towered".
RAVENNA may not be as great as Rome or exotic as Constantinople, however despite its small size, it boasts no less than eight UNESCO World Heritage sites containing the richest heritage of mosaics in the world.
TOUR IN BOLOGNA
The tour starts in Piazza Maggiore with City Hall, Podestà Palace, Neptune's Fountain, King Enzo's Palace, Sala Borsa (closed on Sundays), Palazzo dei Banchi and Basilica of Saint Petronio (visit inside according to opening hours and services). The tour continues with Galluzzi's court, Piazza Galvani and Archiginnasio, the first seat of the University of Bologna. Walk through the historical Mercato di Mezzo up to Saint Steven square and Saint Steven Church Complex. Through The Isolani's Court we will reach the Two Leaning Towers.
TOUR IN RAVENNA.
The tour includes:
• Church of S. Vitale
• Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
• Baptistry of Neon
• Dante's tomb
• Basilica of San Francisco
• Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo
• A walk in the city centre thro Piazza del Popolo
From June 16th to February 28th: Combo-ticket for all above monuments € 8, 50/each.
From March 1st to June 15th: Combo-ticket for all above monuments € 10, 50/each.
From Nov. to Feb. all sites close at 5 p. m.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the railway station of Bologna or Ravenna
In case people stay in Bologna: at their hotel, if it is located in the city centre, or at Piazza Maggiore 1/e at the Tourist office information entrance under the portico/loge. The tourist office is in front of the Saint Petronio Basilica.
In case people stay in Ravenna:
at their hotel, if it is located in the city centre, or at Saint Apollinare Nuovo, under the facade loge
End location: At the railway station of Bologna or Ravenna
Duration: 8 hours
walking tours in Bologna and Ravenna city centres. Transfer to/from Ravenna by train
I am a Licensed Tourist Guide/Tour Guide and have access to any landmark
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It was such a delightful experience to tour both wonderful cities with Manuela. She knows so much about Bologna as well as neighbouring cities. Her wealth of knowledge in history and history of art was simply amazing. She explained each scenic sites very well and I would highly recommend her if you would like to get to know both cities during your stay in Bologna, but you must hurry as her calendars are already filling up for 2017!