The gems of Ravenna in a walking tour
Ravenna, placed in the lower lands of the Po Plain on the shoreline of the Adriatic Sea, is one of the most ancient Italian cities and boasts a rich artistic and historical heritage. The breathtaking early-Christian basilicas and their luminous mosaics make it a place of cultural pilgrimage famous throughout the whole world. The city's eight UNESCO sites are its great attractions. A half-day walking tour (4 hrs) is a chance to know the gems of Ravenna's past as a capital city, its most celebrated ancient mosaics, together with the present way of life: the Chapel of Galla Placidia (early 5th century), UNESCO site; the Basilica of San Vitale (6th century), UNESCO site; the Neonian Baptistery (5th century, UNESCO site; Dante's Sepulchre; Church of St. Francis of Assisi; Piazza del Popolo (main square); Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo (late 5th century), UNESCO site; Basilica of St. John Evangelist; a mosaic workshop.
Chapel of Galla Placidia (early 5th century), UNESCO site;
Basilica of San Vitale (6th century), UNESCO site;
Neonian Baptistery (5 century), UNESCO site
Church of St. Francis of Assisi;
Piazza del Popolo (main square);
Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo (late 5th century), UNESCO site;
Basilica of St. John Evangelist;
a mosaic workshop.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Ravenna city center, where it's most convenient to you.
End location: Ravenna city center.
Duration: 4 hours
By bike, BUT no more than 6 people. In case you do not have a bike on your own (most hotels and B+Bs have complimentary ones), please tell me in advance, I need to reserve it for you. Price of a bike for rent is EUR 6,00 for the first 3 hours + EUR 1,50 per each extra hour (to be paid when bike is returned back). Minimum age requested for bike riders: 14. Helmet is not required in Italy, thus is not provided.
My tour service: description of places and sites, interiors and landscapes.
I can recommend special places for a good meal, also in case you prefer organic food or gluten-free dishes.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 euro - admission fees cost up to EUR 10,50 per person
Sites entrance fees. They vary depending on the time of the year: EUR 10,50 from March 1 to June 15; EUR 8,50 from June 16 to end of Feb.
Bike rental, in case you want to do this tour by bike: EUR 1,50 per hour per bike.
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Anna has an amazing knowledge of the history and significance of sites. Very pleasant and helpful in every way. We learned a great deal, discovering connections among historic events previously under appreciated. Anna is gracious in responding to questions and willing to pause allowing us to absorb the beauty and significance of each site. Our tour with Anna was a highlight of our visit to Italy.