Private Walking Tour: Discover Ravenna's Stunning Mosaics
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Private Walking Tour: Discover Ravenna's Stunning Mosaics
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Private Walking Tour: Discover Ravenna's Stunning Mosaics

3 h
By walk
About this activity
This tour will allow you to discover the town's architectural masterpieces inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and characterized by early Christian mosaics.

The tour will start with the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, built to house the Roman empress' remains and the Basilica of San Vitale, the most relevant Byzantine church of the West. We will then visit the Church of Sant' Apollinare Nuovo, bearing witness to the barbarian domination and the Neonian Baptistery, probably the most ancient monument, dating back to the early V century.

Ravenna is also the town where the Florentine poet Dante found shelter during his exile and where he wrote his Inferno. You will have a walk in the so-called Zona Dantesca (Dante's zone), an area dedicated to the great poet where silence is kept by the citizens of Ravenna to respect his memory. There we will visit Dante's tomb and the church of San Francesco where his funeral was held in 1321.

You will be fascinated by the colorful glass paste and golden mosaics and by the typical narrow streets of Ravenna.
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  • Private tour
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
5 | 2019-04-10

I absolutely loved my tour of the beautiful Ravenna. Elisa was the ultimate professional. Her knowledge was quite extensive and her love for her hometown was evident. I saw stunning array of sites, one more beautiful than the next. The stories about Dante were so interesting! Thank you so much, Elisa, for a wonderful day.

David G
5 | 2018-02-05

Really great tour. Would suggest it to anyone visiting Ravenna. Elisa the tour guide really knows her stuff. The mosaics themselves are amazing. The advantage of a guide was she was able to point out details to show how they had been changed over the years and explain the different symbols

Francis C
5 | 2017-12-07

We had a wonderful half day exploring the Byzantine mosaics of Ravenna with Elisa, our local tour guide. She met us at the train station, and it was a short walk to the first of 4-5 sites with well preserved mosaics. They were spectacularly well preserved, and Elisa did a great job explaining the history or Ravenna, the different periods when the mosaics were done, and the explanation of many of the Christian symbols that most of us do not understand today. Well worth the effort to get to Ravenna for this tour.

5 | 2017-11-01

It was what I wanted in Ravenna. We had a wonderful tour guide and Highly recommend her. The mosaics were beautiful and showed Christian ordinances from early Christianity that have been changed by man.

Edward P
5 | 2017-01-28

An excellent tour conducted by a very well informed, native guide from Ravenna. We have travelled extensively and would recommend this tour to any others contemplating a visit to Ravenna. Ed and Nancy P.



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