Ravenna and Classe - Eternal Mosaics


Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Yes. The tour is suitable for kids with at least a parent

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a taxi or bus.

Maximum travelers: 7



Italian (fluent), English (advanced)

full Day - 5/6 hours

Full day guided tour in Ravenna is the best way to discover the beauty and magic of Byzantine Mosaics and not only in Ravenna!

A guided walk through the old city centre with lunch and a pause for practical demonstration of mosaic -making technique, enjoyng and understanding the enormous history and the quiet rhythm of life in Ravenna.


The full day guided tour includes:
• Church of S. Vitale commissioned by the Emperor Justinian from Byzantium. In the mosaics here he is masterfully depicted with his fabulous wife Theodora.
• Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, A powerful building created to honour the resilient and colourful empress of the Western Roman Empire.
• Neoniano Baptistery close to the ancient Cathedral and decorated by even more wonderful mosaics
• Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo which was the private chapel of the Ostrogoths King Theoderic.
• Basilica of Saint Francis, Dantesque Zone and the tomb of the father of the Italian Language Dante Alighieri.
• Basilica of St Apollinare in Classe Astonishing 1500-year old Basilica that was built when Ravenna was Capital of Byzantine Bishopric.
• A guided walk through the old city centre with a pause and a practical demonstration of mosaic -making technique, enjoyng and understanding the enormous history and the quiet rhythm of life in Ravenna.
• Lunch in the city centre

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Ravenna citycentre or On request

End location: Ravenna citycentre or On request

Duration: 6 hours


walking (short distance) and public transport

What’s Included

The price includes 5 or 6 hours guided tour in Ravenna and Classe.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 Euro - Admission fee per person Ravenna Monumets Euro 15,50. Around Euro 20,00 per person for a proper lunch.

What’s Extra

Entrance fee for monuments: Euro 8,50 plus 5,00 per person (from the 1st of March to 15th of June there is an extra to pay of Euro 2,00 for visiting the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia). Extra for coffee break or other. Private taxi or public transport. On request headsets , Euro 2,00 per person.


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Our family group of three generations had an unforgettable day with Cinzia. We enjoyed seeing the mosaics around Ravenna and stopping in to the mosaic shops and the piadina shop. Cinzia was knowledgeable and flexible with the itinerary. Her interpretation of the mosaics brought the biblical stories to life. She even arranged for a driver to take is to Classe. We would not have gotten as much out of the visit to Ravenna without her services.
Debra OGorman

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