Guided tour

Ravenna: Mosaic Landmarks and Food Walking Tour with Tickets

Activity provider: Art and Food Tours SNC

Ravenna: Mosaic Landmarks and Food Walking Tour with Tickets

Activity provider: Art and Food Tours SNC

From US$ 134.31 per person

Visit the artistic masterpieces of Ravenna on an excursion with tickets to Basilica di San Vitale, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Basilica of Sant’Apollina. Marvel at the mosaics and try delicious food.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the colorful mosaics in 3 of Ravenna's UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Enjoy tickets to the San Vitale and Sant’Apollina basilicas, and the Mausoleum
  • Learn about the meaning of the shapes that cover the walls of each building
  • Taste fresh seafood, pasta, cured meats, and local cheese, paired with some wine
  • Take a peek into a contemporary mosaic workshop to see the current trends
Full description

Admire the unique mosaic-covered buildings that make the town of Ravenna such a special destination. Take a guided stroll through the quaint streets and enjoy access to Basilica di San Vitale, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Basilica of Sant’Apollina, as well as a delicious seafood meal and treats.

Meet your guide in the main square, Piazza del Popolo, between the two Venetian columns. Grab a sweet traditional pastry to kickstart the tour. Visit Basilica di San Vitale and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia for a detailed look at the age-old stars, flowers, and symbols that make up the mosaics.

Learn about the historic meaning of these creations before taking a break for lunch. Since Ravenna is a seaside city, you'll start out with fried anchovies and veggies. Then, stop at Mercato Coperto for some cappelletti al ragù, cured meat, squacquerone cheese, and bread, with a glass of wine.

For your final stop, admire the splendid Ostrogoth and Byzantine mosaics inside the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo and have a glimpse of more contemporary work at a modern mosaics workshop.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Traditional pastry
  • Basilica of San Vitale ticket
  • Mausoleum of Galla Placidia ticket
  • Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo ticket
  • Lunch
  • Glass of red wine
  • A little souvenir from the experience
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips for the tour guide

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Meeting point

Meet at Piazza del Popolo, between the two white Venetian Columns. Your tour guide will be carrying an Art and Food Tours tote bag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • The tour is suitable for vegetarians and people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease, via previous indication. It’s not suitable for vegans
  • Tickets to the UNESCO monuments are non-refundable
  • This activity involves some leisure walking, with a distance of approximately 1.5 kilometers

Product ID: 425436