Classic Tours

Ravenna - Classic Tour

Between the 5th and the 6th century Ravenna was the capital of the Western Roman Empire.

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HALF-DAY TOUR (2.5 HOURS)
RECOMMENDED FOR:
All type of visitors 
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF VISITORS FOR EACH GROUP: 50 
RECOMMENDED TIME: All year long

Between the 5th and the 6th century Ravenna was the capital of the Western Roman Empire. We will visit the Early Christian monuments that are inscribed in the list of Unesco world heritage thanks to the magnificent mosaics that made the city renown throughout the world. The visit starts with the monuments dating back to the times of Galla Placidia (5th century): the Orthodox Baptistry and Mausoleum of Galla Placidia. The tour goes on with the visit of Basilica of San Vitale, splendidly marked by Byzantine architecture and mosaics  (6th century) and by the mosaic portrait of the Emperor Justinian, the commissioner of the church, with the Empress Theodora. Walking through the city center we will also visit Dante’s Tomb: the poet died in Ravenna in 1321.

FULL-DAY TOUR (2.5 HOURS)
RECOMMENDED FOR:
All type of visitors
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF VISITORS FOR EACH GROUP:
50
RECOMMENDED TIME:
All year long

A full-day tour makes it possible to improve the knowledge of the Early Christian and Byzantine city with the visit of the monuments built under the rule of Theoderic, king of Ostrogoths (6th century), that witness the conflict between orthodoxy and arianism: Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo with its mosaics, the Arian Baptistry and the imposing architecture of the Mausoleum of Theoderic.

RAVENNA & DOZZA FULL-DAY TOUR
RECOMMENDED FOR:
All type of visitors
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF VISITORS FOR EACH GROUP:
50
RECOMMENDED TIME:
All year long

A further opportunity for a full-day tour is the combination of the half-day visit of Ravenna with the afternoon excursion to the ancient village of Dozza. Here hundreds of murals by famous artists such as Sassu, Matta and Licata have converted this town into an outdoor museum of modern art. We will also visit the Rocca Sforzesca, a fortress dating back to 1250 and rebuilt by Caterina Sforza, that became later the residence of the marquis family of Malvezzi-Campeggi. Antique furniture and a typical ancient kitchen characterise the interior of this fortress. In the fascinating basement, there is the seat of Enoteca Regionale dell’Emilia-Romagna, the official wine cellar of the region, that boasts as many as 800 wine-brands and typical regional products. With fee and on reservation, you can enjoy a professional wine-tasting combined with local products, carried out by wine-experts.

INFO:
€ 9,50: combined ticket for the entrance to the following monuments: Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Orthodox Baptistry, Basilica of San Vitale, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia **, Archiepiscopal Museum and Archibishop’s Chapel
€ 8,50 reduced combined ticket for Italian and foreign students during the school-year, associations with agreements for reductions, members of the Italian Touring Club, groups with authorized guide of Emilia-Romagna
Free ticket: children under 10 years, disabled persons plus companion. For group-leaders one free ticket every 20 paying visitors, for school-groups one free ticket for teacher every 15 students
** from March 1st to June 15th for the visit of Mausoleum of Galla Placidia an extra-fee of € 2,00 must be added to the combined ticket.

 

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