A three-hour guided walking tour to discover Ravenna
Ravenna was once the Capital of the Western Roman Empire and today is home of the largest collection of surviving Early Christian and Byzantine mosaics.
You will admire breathtaking mosaics created over 15 centuries ago for the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia and visit the nearby S. Vitale church and its amazing Byzantine mosaics. The tour will then lead you to admire the splendid early Christian mosaics of the Neonian Baptistery, and after you will also pay a visit to the tomb of Dante, author of the greatest Italian poetry work, the Divina Commedia, who died here in the fall of 1321. Finally, you will learn the history of the Goth king Theoderic whose memory still survives in the church and glittering mosaics of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo.
Strolling the quiet and charming center you can also take a break watching delicate post-medieval architectures left by the Venetians in the central square while having a coffee or eating an ice cream or sipping a prosecco.
The tour will begin with a private driver pick-up from the port of Ravenna.
Upon your arrival at Ravenna you will be guided through a walking tour of some of the main monuments and mosaics:
San Vitale, with its amazing Byzantine mosaics and the breathtaking mosaics created over 15 centuries ago for the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia. The tour will then lead you to admire the splendid Early Christian mosaics of the Neonian Baptistery. You will also pay a visit to the tomb of Dante, author of the Divina Commedia, and you will visit the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo built by the Goth king Theoderic.
The tour can be modified to suit your preferences, you can chose to visit all the monuments or decide to have a break and stroll the quiet and charming center having an espresso, eating an ice cream. Finally, you will return to your ship by way of that same vehicle.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Ravenna cruise terminal.
Other meet up locations are possible, please contact me if you come by train or you have your own car or van: we can meet at the railway station or at your hotel or at other accessible sites in the town.
I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are more than 7 and need a lareger vehicle.
End location: Ravenna cruise terminal.
Other drop-off locations are possible, it depends on where we begin.
Duration: 4 hours
It may take from 20 to 30 minutes to get to the center of Ravenna from the port.
Timing may change depending on your pace.
Luxury minivan with private driver.
All vehicles are elegant, comfortable and air-conditioned.
Private driver pick-up from the port of Ravenna and back to it with a luxury van (up to 7 people).
Private guided tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
11 euros - 8,50 euros per person to cover admission tickets (8,50 per person)and 2€ per person of booking fees from March to June.
Entrance fee for monuments: combined ticket of Euro 8,50 per person to visit the monuments included in the tour.
From 1st March to 15th June, the admission fee to the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia is charged with an extra 2€.
Extra for coffee break, lunch or other snacks, souvenirs, bar and restaurant.
I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver.