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Ravenna: Private Guided Tour with Monument Admissions

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Activity provider: Faberest
Private tour

Ravenna: Private Guided Tour with Monument Admissions

Activity provider: Faberest
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From US$ 174.86 per person

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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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  • 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
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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.
  • 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

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Meeting point

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
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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%

March 25, 2023

Ravenna ist ein Fest für die Augen und alle, die an alter Geschichte interessiert sind. Wir haben diese relativ teure Führung keinen Moment bereut, weil wir mit Georg Duhr einen belesenen Experten an unserer Seite hatten, der alle Fragen beantworten konnte, auch die nicht gestellten. In etwas mehr als drei Stunden, haben wir einen großen Teil der antiken Mosaiken gesehen und sehr viel über die Darstellungen und die an Machtkämpfen und -Wechsel nicht arme Geschichte von Westrom, Ostrom (Byzanz) und das Exarchat Ravenna erfahren. Vielen Dank

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March 25, 2023

Unica cosa non gradita dagli costo! Ci è sembrato eccessivo, € 92,50 a persona per 4 ore di visita del centro di Ravenna, preciso chi i biglietti sono costati solo € 10,50 a testa. Abbiamo utilizzato queste guide in tutte Europa, ma questa visita è stata decisamente costosa. Nulla da eccepire su organizzazione e guida, come sempre.

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 78767