Guided tour

Ravenna: UNESCO Monuments and Mosaics Guided Tour

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Activity provider: Ravenna Incoming

Ravenna: UNESCO Monuments and Mosaics Guided Tour

Activity provider: Ravenna Incoming
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From US$ 27.43 per person

Discover the eternal beauty of the mosaics guarded inside Ravenna's most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Experience five incredible monuments on a guided tour with an expert.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit 5 incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Enjoy the knowledge and expertise of your guide
  • Discover the heart and history of the city
Full description

Starting from the convenient meeting point in Piazza San Francesco, journey through the streets of the city center with your guide to experience five incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Neonian Baptistery, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Basilica of San Vitale, the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo and the Chapel of Saint Andrew. You will have the opportunity to visit: The Basilica of San Vitale: one of the most important monuments of early Christian art in Italy. When you enter the basilica, your gaze is captured by the high spaces, the wonderful mosaic decorations of the apse and the extraordinary representation of the imperial couple of Byzantium: Justinian and Theodora, with their procession. The Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo: originally used as a Palatine Church of Arianism, today it allows us to reconstruct the evolution of Byzantine wall mosaics from the age of Theodoric to that of Justinian. The Chapel of Saint Andrew: representing the glorification of Christ in an anti-Arian key, it is the only example of an early Christian archiepiscopal chapel still intact today. The Neonian Baptistery: one of the oldest monuments of the city, made of simple brick on the outside but rich in marble, stucco, and mosaics of clear Hellenistic-Roman influence inside. The Mausoleum of Galla Placidia: it was built around the middle of the 5th century, at the behest of Galla Placidia, who ruled the Western Roman Empire.

The innumerable stars of the dome have struck the imagination and sensitivity of visitors over the centuries, and of outstanding personalities such as the great poet Dante Alighieri, who drew inspiration from them for the writing of some verses of the Divine Comedy.

Includes
  • Expert local guide
  • Entrance tickets to the all mentioned sites
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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    Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts. You must present your voucher at the ticket counter inside of the office before the tour begins.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 23 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
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    • Value for money
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    The special thing about our tour besides the incredible sites was our tour guide Jade. She was lovely and was very attentive to our group. We had an elderly couple, myself with husband and 4 year old child, and one you g gentlemen…. All from different countries. She didn’t rush us and entertained all of our questions. She and our lovely group made a most pleasant experience.

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    June 13, 2022

    Our guide Marco was excellent. He highlighted things putting them into historical perspective without going on endlessly with too much detail. It was wonderful to be able to see all 5 places in one sitting (so to speak). It does include a good amount of walking and moving along, not sauntering.

    May 13, 2022

    What a fantastic tour. Our guide Tiziana was brilliant. Not only did she explain every detail of the 5 monuments and the mosaics, she also explained interesting buildings along the way between the locations. 3 hours of excellent information provided by Tiziana. We had booked the English tour and on the morning we went on the tour there were only 4 people on the tour. Highly recommend this to anyone interested in these sites. Without such a knowledgeable tour-guide it wouldn’t have been so good.

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    May 13, 2022

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