The UNESCO sites in a half-day


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Why book a tour with me?

  • To really get to know a territory
  • Because it is reserved only for you and your group
  • Because it's custom made
  • Because I will help you define your itinerary

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Delve into the beauty and wonder of the early Christian and Byzantine monuments, accompanied by a Ravenna local guide: book a private tour.

The UNESCO sites in a half-day

  • Ravenna
  • 3 hours
  • Individuals or groups

Discover the mosaics of Ravenna on a private tour

In 1996 as many as eight of the Ravenna early Christian and Byzantine monuments were inscribed on the World Heritage list. They were all built between the fifth and sixth centuries, a period in which the city became capital three times: in 402 of the Western Roman Empire; in the second half of the fifth century of kingdom of the Goths; and then of Byzantine dominion in Italy. This had been the golden age of the city, during which an extraordinary number of outstanding buildings and mosaics were constructed.

On this tour I will take you through the wonder of some of the city’s most striking UNESCO sites. Their architecture and the sumptuousness of the mosaics have always enchanted hundreds of travelers: among them many famous people, such as Charlemagne, who had his palatine chapel built in Aachen on the model of the Basilica of San Vitale; Gustav Klimt, influenced by the glow of Ravenna’s mosaics; and Cole Porter, who was inspired by the starry night of the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia for his Night and Day.

Contact me to personalize your private tour of Ravenna’s UNESCO sites. Create your ideal experience and explore the city’s cultural wonders with a tailored itinerary.

Meeting location

Church of St Apollinare Nuovo, located on via di Roma 53.

Upon request, I can also meet you at another location in the city center.



3 hours

What's included

  • Guiding service

What's extra

  • Monuments admission fees

This tour includes a visit to the following places:

  • Church of St Apollinare Nuovo *UNESCO site*
  • Tomb of Dante Alighieri
  • Church of St Francesco
  • Neonian Baptistery *UNESCO site*
  • Archiepiscopal Chapel *UNESCO site*
  • Mausoleum of Galla Placidia * UNESCO site*
  • Church of St Vitale *UNESCO site*
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Can I customize this tour?

Certainly! This is a private tour and therefore completely customizable. Please contact me with your details.

Can I change the duration of the tour?

Yes, you can! I can tailor the tour to the time you want to spend visiting the sites.

Where do I purchase monuments entry tickets?

I recommend purchasing them online a few days before your visit. I will also give you all the information for entry times to book.

Cancellation policy

No payment is required if the service is canceled up to one week before the date of the tour. If the cancellation occurs between 7 and 2 days before the tour, an 80% payment of the total amount is required. If the cancellation occurs within 48 hours before the visit, the full payment is required.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jacqueline Sum from U.S.A.
Luana is the best tour guide I’ve had in 40 years of traveling. She has boundless energy, a profound knowledge of the subject matter, including the religious iconology, is generous with her time and obviously cares about her clients. I will return to the region and have her guide me to the rest of the towns in the area.

December , 2019

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Margaret from U.K.
Luana was a wonderful guide. I had been before but learned so much more on this trip. Luana was so informative, knew so much of the history and background, but was also charming, helpful, spoke excellent English and never made us feel rushed. I would highly recommend a tour with her.

June, 2023