a three hour walking tour of unique Early Christian and Byzantine artworks
Ravenna was once the Capital of the Western Roman Empire and its golden age past still shines brightly in its amazingly preserved Byzantine mosaics.
This tour will led you to visit S. Vitale Church and Galla Placidia Mausoleum with their impressive mosaics, continue to the Early-Christian Neonian Baptistery, and finish with the Basilica of S. Apollinare Nuovo, built by Goth king Theoderic, and its glittering mosaics.
Besides the mosaics, Ravenna boasts an elegant square dating from the Venetian period. The town was also the last home of Italy's Supreme Poet, Dante Alighieri, who died here in 1321, after he had been exiled from Florence. The tour includes also a visit to Dante's tomb.
- Basilica of San Vitale
- Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
- Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo.
- Neonian Baptistery
- Dante's tomb
- Main square
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: unless otherwise specified, via Giuliano Argentario 22, near the entrance of the ticket office.
End location: unless otherwise specified, via Giuliano Argentario 22, near the entrance of the ticket office.
Duration: 3 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 EUR - 8,50 euros per person to cover admission tickets (8,50 per person)and 2€ per person of booking fees from March to June.
approx. 15 euros per person for lunch/snacks.
I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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This was an excellent way to visit the principal sites in Ravenna. Angeleala was very knowledgeable and brought the imagery in the mosaics to life. The historical context was excellent. We chose a Scottish 3 hour tour which was a perfect introduction for our teenage sons... not overwhelmed with detail but lots of interesting information. Angeleala was a charming and engaging guide and I would strongly recommend this tour to anyone.