Ravenna, the city of mosaic

Tour Number

Activity Level

468067


Categories

Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Half day tour in the morning or in the afternoon


Ravenna became capital of the Roman Empire in the 5th century! Today the city offers a unique collection of ancient mosaics in the oldest Christian temples. The mosaics are a wonderful blend of Graeco-Roman tradition, Christian iconography and Oriental style. Since 1996 Ravenna is a Unesco World Heritage site. Let's go to admire the supreme artistry of the mosaic art! Ravenna's mosaics were the main inspiration for Dante's Paradiso. The supreme poet is buried in Ravenna near the medieval church where his funeral was celebrated in 1321, that was the beginning of a long rivalry with Florence. The mosaics are amazing and inspiring and they contain crucial evidence of artistic and religious relationships and contacts at an important period of European cultural history.

Itinerary

Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
Basilica of San Vitale
Dante's Sepulchre
Church of St. Francis of Assisi
Piazza del Popolo (main square)
Neonian baptistry
a mosaic workshop

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.

Transportation

walking

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 euro - Single Ticket entrance for the Unesco World Heritage sites, including: Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Neonian Baptistery, Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Arian Baptistery, Archiepiscopal Chapel and Church of San Vitale

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Tickets

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    Tour Price

    175 USD PER TOUR(for up to 10 people) (duration: 2 hours 30 min.) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    468067


    Categories

    Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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