Classe and its basilica, a UNESCO site


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Visit one of the most beautiful early Christian basilicas, and admire the mosaics that still decorate it.

Classe and its basilica, a UNESCO site

  • Ravenna
  • 1 hour
  • Individuals or groups

Discover the church of St Apollinare in Classe on a private tour

Classe today is a small town about 5 kilometers from Ravenna. It is home to one of the eight monuments of Ravenna designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, namely The Basilica of St Apollinare. It is one of the symbolic places in the history of Ravenna’s spirituality. It in fact sheds light on one of the city’s most prosperous periods.

In the early 6th century, in fact, Ravenna underwent a monumental program of religious and architectural renewal. The Church of St. Apollinare in Classe was built on the site where, according to local tradition, the founder of Ravenna‘s Christian community, the Bishop Apollinare, was martyred in the first century.

One of the best-known mosaic compositions from the 6th century is preserved in the basilica, which is characterized by dense symbolism.

Contact me to customize your private tour of Ravenna’s UNESCO sites. Craft your ideal experience exploring the city’s cultural wonders with a personalized itinerary. For added convenience, I can also arrange private transportation, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable exploration


Meeting location

In front of the Church of St Apollinare Classe, located on via Romea Sud 224


at your accomodation in Ravenna (if private transportation is requested)



1 hour

What's included

  • Guiding service

What's extra

  • Monuments admission fees

This tour includes a visit to the following places:

  • Church of St Apollinare in Classe *UNESCO site*
Photo gallery

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.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Alexandra from U.S.A.
It was a delight to join Luana for this tour!! The mosaics are gorgeous on their own, but I got so much more from the experience because I joined the tour. I was the only person on the tour, and really enjoyed chatting with Luana and hearing her passion for early Christian artwork! When we finished the mosaics a little early, she even generously offered to show me other parts of the city. If you are anywhere near Ravenna, I’d highly recommend a visit and tour with Luana.

November, 2021

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Elisabeth from U.S.A.
Hearing and learning about the history of the mosaics brings them to life and Luana’s expertise and enthusiasm was invaluable to getting the most out of the incredible experience of viewing and learning about the amazing mosaics and the town of Ravenna. Unforgettable day!

October, 2021