Explore Ravenna in a full day guided walking tour that will take you through the ages.
This tour will provide an insight into the past of this small, charming town, from the brief but intense heyday as Capital of the Roman Empire to the Goth and Byzantine domination.
You will visit S. Vitale Church and Galla Placidia Mausoleum and their impressive mosaics; continue to the House of the Stone Carpets, whose mosaic floors date back to the Roman and Byzantine period.
Visit the early Christian Neonian Baptistery and the mosaics inside. Continue to nearby archiepiscopal museum, filled with treasures, including S. Andrew's chapel and its sixth-century mosaics. After lunch you will visit the Arian Baptistery built by the Goth king Theoderic, whose memory survives also in the lavishly gleaming mosaics of S. Apollinare Nuovo.
The Basilica of S. Francesco and its quiet square will prepare you to pay a visit to Dante's tomb, one of the major Italian poets. A brief journey will take you to the suburban church of S. Apollinare in Classe, a secluded yet amazing treasure decorated with 6-7th century mosaics
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 the following monuments:
Basilica of S. Vitale
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
House of Stone Carpets
S. Andrew's Chapel
Basilica of S. Apollinare Nuovo
Basilica of S. Apollinare in Classe
You will have time for lunch, enjoying a break from history by having a glass of wine and a piadina stuffed with ham and creamy squaquerone cheese or a typical dish of local pasta, cappelletti or strozzapreti, in one of the small wine bar or taverns housed in the buildings of the historic center
Finally, you will return to your ship by way of that same vehicle.
I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are more 7 and need a larger 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 other accessible sites in the town.
I can customize the tour according to your needs and wishes, just ask me!
End location: Ravenna cruise terminal.
Other drop-off locations are possible, it depends on where we begin.
Duration: 7 hours
It may take from 20 to 30 minutes to get to the center
of Ravenna from the port.The Basilica of Classe lies about 6 km outside Ravenna, so it will take about 20 minutes to get to it.
Timing may also change depending on your pace.
Luxury car or minivan with private driver.
All vehicles are elegant, comfortable and air-conditioned.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 euros - 21 euros to cover ticket expenses and 30 euros for lunch
I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver.