Private tour of Basilca of Sant'Apollinare in Classe near Ravenna
Activities

Private tour of Basilca of Sant'Apollinare in Classe near Ravenna

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • 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
What to expect

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 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 splendour 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 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.

Read more
COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • private tour guide
    • entrance ticket to the basilica
    What's not included
    • pick-up and drop-off service
    Where

    S. Apollinare in Classe, Via Romea Sud, Classe, Ravenna, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide in front of the main entrance of Basilica

    What to remember
    • the Basilica is accessible to people with disabilities
    Read more
    When
    • Every day every hour from 10.00am to 4.00pm
    Read more
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

    You might also like

    Ravenna private tour with entrance to monuments
    Activities

    Ravenna private tour with entrance to monuments

    Enjoy a 3-hour private tour of Ravenna: get insights from your expert local guide and admire its stunning mosaics!

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en, it, fr, es, de 

    Learn to cook fresh pasta in Romagna
    Indoor activities

    Learn to cook fresh pasta in Romagna

    Discover the art of fresh pasta! Learn to prepare ravioli, cappelletti and much more in Romagna.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en, it 

    Tasting tour between Oriolo and the native vines of Romagna
    Excursions & day trips

    Tasting tour between Oriolo and the native vines of Romagna

    Discover the native grape varieties of Romagna in the Oriolo area and taste the best local products.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en, it 

    Small-group tour of the historic center of Ravenna
    Activities

    Small-group tour of the historic center of Ravenna

    Visit Ravenna with an expert guide and discover its most beautiful corners. Every Sunday, learn more about a specific topic related to the city.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en, it 

    Small-group tour of five UNESCO sites in Ravenna
    Activities

    Small-group tour of five UNESCO sites in Ravenna

    Discover the mosaics of 5 out of 8 UNESCO monuments in Ravenna with an expert guide, including the Basilica of San Vitale, Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo and Chapel of St. Andrew.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en, it 

    Private tour of Ravenna's mosaic masterpieces
    Activities

    Private tour of Ravenna's mosaic masterpieces

    Visit up to 5 UNESCO sites in Ravenna with a private guide. Choose the monuments you'd like to visit and discover a unique heritage of artworks and mosaics!

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en, it, fr, es, de