Product ID: 148652

Ravenna: Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe Private Tour

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Enjoy a private tour of Ravenna which UNESCO described as an outstanding example of the early Christian basilica in its purity and simplicity of design and use of space and in the sumptuous nature of its decoration.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit one of the most important and iconic monuments of Byzantine art near Ravenna
  • Marvel at the fantastic mosaics you'll see inside the basilica
  • Learn all about this fascinating UNESCO site: its history, the artworks hidden here, its architecture and much more
Full description
This 1-hour private tour of the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe will allow you to discover one real hidden gem of Ravenna (and of the whole of Italy). Sant'Apollinare in Classe, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been described as the most impressive basilica of the early Christian period.

Despite the plundering it suffered over the centuries, the basilica has preserved the splendor of its original building. It is now admired for its beautiful polychrome apse mosaics and ancient marble sarcophagi of archbishops placed along the aisles.

This impressive church rises in all its solemn grandeur at a distance of 8 kilometres from the centre of Ravenna. Commissioned by the archbishop Ursicino, the church was built by Julian Argentarius during the first half of the 6th century on an ancient burial area used in the late 2nd or early 3rd century. Apparently, Saint Apollinaris - one of the first bishops of Ravenna - was buried here.
Includes
  • Private tour led by an expert guide
  • Entrance ticket to the basilica
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up and drop-off service

When you get there

Meeting point

S. Apollinare in Classe, Via Romea Sud, Classe, Ravenna, Italy. Meet your guide in front of main entrance of basilica.

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Know before you go
• The basilica is accessible to people with disabilities