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Ravenna: Private Guided Tour with Monument Admissions

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Ravenna: Private Guided Tour with Monument Admissions

Activity provider: Faberest
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From US$ 172.01 per person

On this private guided walking tour you'll explore the fascinating city of Ravenna, known for its well-preserved late Roman and Byzantine architecture and for its 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Marvel at its stunning mosaics and learn about its history.

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Duration 3 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the main monuments and historical buildings of Ravenna
  • See the early Christian and Byzantine mosaics in the Basilica of San Vitale and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
  • Walk along the streets of the old town to the picturesque Piazza del Popolo and the Dante area
Full description
On this 3-hour private guided tour of Ravenna, your guide will show you the most important treasures of the city. You'll explore some of its most important sites and admire the stunning mosaics all around you. Ravenna was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire during the 5th century AD. It then served as the capital of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths until it was re-conquered in 540 AD by the Byzantine Empire. Subsequently the city formed the center of the Byzantine Exarchate of Ravenna until the invasion by the Lombards in 751 AD, after which it became the seat of the Kingdom of the Lombards. Although an inland city, Ravenna is connected to the Adriatic Sea by the Candiano Canal. It is known for its well-preserved late Roman and Byzantine architecture, and features 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Admire the early Christian and Byzantine mosaics in the Basilica of San Vitale, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Battistero Neoniano, the Arcivescovile Museum and the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo. The monuments are all within easy walking distance. Walk along the streets of the old town and stop to admire the picturesque Piazza del Popolo and the Dante area, or Area of Silence. In fact, the exiled Florentine Dante died in Ravenna on 13 September 1321.
Includes
  • Private tour led by an expert guide
  • Entrance tickets to: Chiesa di San Vitale, Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Battistero Neoniano, Museo Arcivescovile and Basilica Sant’Apollinare Nuovo
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Piazza del Popolo, Ravenna, at the foot of the building with the big clock at the top of its tower

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  • Please note that this tour does not include entrance to sites that are not specified as included
  • The tour will operate even when it's raining. In the event of an exceptionally heavy rain, the tour may be canceled and you will be provided a full refund
  • Children up to 10 years old can join the tour for free. Children aged 11 years old or older must buy an adult ticket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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Ravenna is a feast for the eyes and anyone interested in ancient history. We have not regretted this relatively expensive tour for a moment, because with Georg Duhr we had a well-read expert at our side who was able to answer all questions, even those not asked. In just over three hours, we saw a large part of the ancient mosaics and learned a lot about the representations and the history of Western Rome, Eastern Rome (Byzantium) and the Exarchate of Ravenna, which was not poor in power struggles and changes. Thanks very much

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September 2, 2021

EXCELLENT GUIDE

Only thing not liked by friends .... the cost! It seemed excessive, € 92.50 per person for a 4-hour visit to the center of Ravenna, I specify who the tickets cost only € 10.50 per person. We have used these guides all over Europe, but this visit has been decidedly expensive. Nothing to complain about organization and guidance, as always.

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April 23, 2019

Awesome!!!! Ravenna it's underated, if you come to Italy, go to Ravenna... won't regret it. Our guide was great, he did the tour in Spanish (our native), he knew all the historic detail needed to understand what you're looking at.... I recommend him 100%

January 4, 2022

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