The UNESCO sites in a day

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Ravenna

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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 tour guide: book a one-day tour.

The UNESCO sites in a day

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  • Ravenna
  • 5/6 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.

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.

Duration

5/6 hours

What's included

  • Guiding service

What's extra

  • Monuments admission fees
Itinerary

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*
  • Church of St Apollinare in Classe *UNESCO site*
  • Mausoleum of Theodoric *UNESCO site*
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FAQ

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.

Guestbook

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Sabine from Switzerland
We booked the tour on very short notice and Luana was ready to accomodate our schedule on the spot. The tour was fantastic, leading from one awe inspiring place to the other. We learned so much with Luana and would like to thank her for her absolutely interessting tour, showing us so many details about the mosaics and their history. We would recommend the tour to anybody interessted in a deep dive into the mosaics in religious buildings in Ravenna

 
September, 2021

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Minouk from Nederland
Luana is a very good guide and lovely person. My mother has a sore leg and she did everything to help her get into the sites and up the stairs. Her stories were beautiful, she really knows everything about everything and me and my mother loved the experience! Highly recommended!!!

 
June, 2023