William PateUnited States
Five stars for our tour of Ravenna by Anna M on December 6. Both Bill and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of mosaic sites in Ravenna and Classe. We learned so much about the history of the city and the church in the area and really enjoyed the visit to the contemporary mosaic workshop as well. What a great day! Many thanks to Anna for sharing her knowledge and love for the city and its art.
Anna was very accommodating. We initially booked a bike tour but had to change to walking. It was a very informative tour that we thoroughly enjoyed, so much so we ran out of time. Highly recommend for anyone spending time in Ravenna.
Paul LimperopulosUnited States
Anna is a marvelous tour guide, and my parents and I were very fortunate to have her as our guide. She is very knowledgeable and informed, and she offers an incredibly comprehensive tour of Ravenna and its magical treasures. Anna is also extremely thoughtful and kind. I highly recommend booking a tour with her!! Thank you, Anna!
Steven HowardUnited States
Anna gave us a wonderful tour of Ravenna. Very passionate and informative about her city.
Anna was exceptional. She contacted us ahead of time to confirm the meeting spot and accommodated the pace of the tour to suit the needs of my older parents who have some mobility issues. She is very knowledgeable about Ravenna and her English was very good. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with her. Ravenna is a gem and Anna did a fantastic job showing if off.
Dustin GablerUnited States
Anna was a wonderful Ravenna tour guide. She worked with me to plan a slightly customized tour for our group of 11 to meet our wishes. She also helped us alter the course in the middle to fix our parking. Lastly and most importantly, she had an incredible wealth of knowledge of all sights and was able to answer all of our questions. Every Ravenna visitor should spend a few hours with Anna to help the sights come to life.
Bill BarryUnited States
Anna showed us the treasures of Ravenna in a heavy rain storm, which presented a challenge for us and, I suspect, for her as well, but she took it in stride without complaint and gave us a first-rate exposure to Ravenna's fascinating history in the late Roman Empire/early Byzantine Empire period. Of course the mosaics are gorgeous, but she also put them in context and explained to us the present day challenges to preserving those venues. She was friendly and was keen complete the tour.
Larry S.United States
Superb guide to extraordinary Ravenna sites. Anna combines deep knowledge of the area with passion for its art and architecture. It was a privilege to see the sites and walk the streets with her. Among the best guides we have encountered, at a truly unique site.
Bob RyanUnited States
Best tour of our 13-day trip to Italy! I enjoyed it tremendously. Our guide was charming, organized, and a genuine expert on all things Ravenna - the mosaics, the UNESCO heritage sites, their historical, political and religious context, regional geography, plus the 19th and 20th century history and politics of Ravenna. Very generous with her time and a delightful person to spend four hours with! This tour was well worth the money
Karen BorgerUnited States
Anna was extremely knowledgeable about Ravenna's claim to fame, mosaics. She was very accommodating to our desires and anxious to please. Would definitely recommend her for in-city touring. We did not go outside of the city so can't speak for that.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, thank you for submitting your comments. I vividly remember the pleasant morning we spent together in Ravenna. You use positive words to describe my tour, but why do you say you "did not go outside of the city"? The tour you decided to book did not include any out-of-the-city. It was a 4-hours walking tour within the centre of Ravenna. Is that the reason why you rated it a mere 4 stars?
Wayne WhartonUnited States
Anna, was extremely personable and knowledgeable. I believe she went above and beyond, such as, letting us experience a baptism in a mosaic filled 1500 year old baptistery, priceless. A connection to an ancient time was firmly established. Would strongly recommend. Wayne from Phila.
Alexa AsakiewiczUnited States
Anna was extremely knowledagble on Ravenna's history and mosaics in general. She was able to tailor the tour for my family's interests and was a fount off information at all the sites. It was invaluable to have her to explain both the mosaics meaning but also the history surrounding them. I could not recommend her highly enough! She brought to life the town and mosaics for all of us!
Anna is an excellent guide. Her knowledge of and passion for Ravenna, its history and religious art gave context to the mosaics and really brought them and the city to life for us. Most important, Anna quickly grasped what interested us and was able to tailor our tour as we went, spending more time on the aspects that most fascinated us. Excellent English and a lovely person; highly recommended.
Edmund SullivanUnited States
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.
Martha AguilarUnited States
Anna is a very knowledgeable person and this makes the tour much more interesting. She provided information in many areas (economy, history, etc) and answered all of our questions. The places she took us are beautiful and doing the tour on bike gave us the real Italian experience.
Arial TaylorUnited States
Anna was very knowledgeable of the area and was extremely helpful in guiding us through the town. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in visiting the area!
Sandra MooreUnited States
Anna was knowledgeable and delightful! I highly recommend visiting Ravenna with her!
Anna was good, and brought Ravenna alive for our group.
Lynda HerringUnited States
Quite simply, Anna is one of the very best guides we have ever had the pleasure to work with. She knows the art and history of Ravenna thoroughly, understanding the implications of every aspect of these fields. But she is also empathetic and responsive, tailoring the visits to the various sites just for us. There was never a question she couldn't answer! We also enjoyed just visiting with her while we had lunch (at a perfect place she chose for us). Anna is fantastic, and her English is perfect!
Jerry JordanUnited States
Anna is extraordinarily knowledgeable about Ravenna's history and was extremely helpful in increasing our appreciation for the mosaics we were shown. Beyond the tour she took the time to ensure we found the post tour restaurant we had wanted to lunch at.
Eileen AustinUnited States
Anna was terrific! We really enjoyed all the sites. Anna knowledge of history of the area was so complete. She also took us to a local lunch restaurant and made recommendations for local foods. Also made a recommendation and reservation for dinner which was excellent. If you want to see all the major sites of Ravenna we highly recommend Anna.
Jose EscarceUnited States
It was a fantastic tour and Anna was an outstanding guide. Anna's knowledge of the history of Ravenna and the role its magnificent mosaics and the buildings in which they are housed played in that history is broad and deep. She brought to life for us how the ineffable beauty of those works of art carried historical, political and religious importance in equal parts. Anna is also extremely personable and wonderful to spend the day with. It was fun to learn about her and her husband's lives as farmers.
Joseph ZajacUnited States
Good tour by local by bike .We had a general overview of Ravenna,s old city,stopped for a coffe and a gelato.Also excellent tour of 3 of the significant Ancient mosaic sites and a visit to a current mosaic ist' studio.Anna is clearly a long term local as she was greeted warmly by other locals during our tour.Bikes were not new but perfectly adequate for the tour.
Bryan Steven TindallAustin, TEXAS, United States
What a great tour. Being a professor Anna had a complete knowledge of her amazing town. On bikes we were able to see all the sites--moving quickly between them. She knew their stories in imcredible detail. So much of Ravenna's history is in her churches, and Anna was able to explain their stories such that I really got a feel for the beliefs and feelings of the Priests and congregants without at all feeling preached to. Brilliant. Take. This. Tour. 100%
Louis CaravellaUnited States
Anna was very kind and oh so knowledgeable. We enjoyed her tour immensely. She certainly has the history of the city and surrounding area down the the finest details. We were looking for a tour with this much depth and we were not disappointed. Ravenna is a gem. Anna was even able to drive with us to the church on the outskirts of town just to make sure we found it! Anna you are highly recommended by us!
Thomas MontgomeryUnited States
Anna was great- very friendly, knowledgeable and thorough. She made the visit much more enjoyable than it otherwise would have been. Highly recommend her. You will not regret it.
Helen SmithUnited States
Our guide, Anna,was terrific. Her information was very detailed and interesting. We had a great experience with her.
Geri McClureUnited States
Anna was a wonderful guide. She was incredibly knowledgeable about everything that we visited. Whether a church, a public building, or something just scenic, her comments and explanations optimized our appreciation of Ravenna. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a guide.
Mark T.Carmichael, CA, United States
Our tour of Ravenna with Anna was really informative and a real pleasure. We hit all the highlights and were really educated as to the churches, mosaics, and history of the town. Anna is extraordinarily knowledgeable and very pleasant to tour with. The 7 of us had a great day!