Private tour

Ravenna: UNESCO Walking Tour and visit to a Mosaic Workshop

Activity provider: Silvia Giogoli Tour Guide

Ravenna: UNESCO Walking Tour and visit to a Mosaic Workshop

Activity provider: Silvia Giogoli Tour Guide

From US$ 261.63 per group up to 10

As a native of Ravenna, Silvia loves her city's rich history. Her studies at the Academy of Fine Art of Ravenna help her create tours that introduce visitors to Ravenna's art and mosaics.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in Ravenna's rich history of mosaics, art, and architecture
  • Admire Byzantine mosaics in the San Vitale Basilica and Neonian Baptistery
  • Wander through Ravenna's narrow alleys, beautiful squares, and Dante District
  • Learn the fascinating technique of the art of mosaics at a Mosaic Workshop
  • Marvel at stunning examples of Byzantine, art nouveau and contemporary buildings
Full description

Discover Ravenna's beauty on a guided walking tour with Silva. Visit 4 UNESCO buildings, including the Basilica of San Vitale and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia. Stroll the city center and discover the secrets of mosaic-making. As you walk, hear about Ravenna's fascinating history from Ravenna native Silvia and learn about the stunning mosaics you see from a mosaic expert.

Go back in time to when Ravenna was the capital of the Roman Empire. Start your tour at the Basilica of San Vitale, and marvel at the perfectly preserved mosaics inside. Continue to the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, located in a unique monumental complex surrounded by a luscious garden.

Cross the city from west to east in a leisurely stroll through the pedestrian area. As you walk, learn about the architecture of contemporary buildings. See the covered market in art nouveau style, the Venetian square Piazza del Popolo, and the Dante District.

Next, admire the magnificent Neonian Baptistery and its intricate mosaics, a beautiful example of early Christian architecture. Learn more about the long tradition of mosaics at a mosaic workshop. Finish your tour at the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, where you can see archaeological remains from the barbarian domination under Theoderic, King of the Ostrogoths.

Includes
  • Walking tour
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees (12.50EUR per adult, or 2EUR per child under 10)
  • Headsets (mandatory for groups of 11 or more) 2EUR per person
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet Silvia at the Basilica di San Vitale. She will wear a license badge.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Selfie sticks
  • Flash photography

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine

Product ID: 412708