Small-group tour of five UNESCO sites in Ravenna
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Small-group tour of five UNESCO sites in Ravenna

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Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit some of Ravenna's most famous monuments with an expert guide
  • Admire 5 out of 8 UNESCO sites of rare beauty and deep spirituality
  • Discover the art of mosaics inside the city's most ancient religious buildings
What to expect

Discover the eternal beauty of the mosaics and UNESCO monuments of Ravenna with an expert guide. Visit some of the wonders of the city on a tour that starts from Piazza San Francesco and winds through the streets of the historic center to reach 5 of 8 World Heritage Sites including the Basilica of San Vitale, the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo and the Chapel of St. Andrew.

The 6th-century Basilica of San Vitale is one of the most important monuments of early Christian art in Italy. As you enter the basilica, your gaze will be captured by the high spaces, the large frescoed dome, the beautiful mosaic decorations of the apse and the extraordinary representation of the imperial couple of Byzantium: Justinian and Theodora, with their corteges.

The Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, once a palatine church for Arian worship, allows visitors to retrace the evolution of Byzantine wall mosaics from the Theodoric age to the Justinian period. Admire the 26 Christological scenes that make up the largest monumental cycle of the New Testament.

The Chapel of St. Andrew is the only example of an early Christian archiepiscopal chapel still intact today. The visit culminates with the contemplation of its mosaic depicting the glorification of Christ in an anti-Arian key.

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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
    • Licensed local guide
    • Entrance ticket to 5 monuments: Basilica of San Vitale, Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Chapel of St. Andrew, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Neonian Baptistery
    • Radio guides with jack connection for earphones
    • Disposable earphones (if you don't have yours)
    Reduced price
    • Youth (age 10-17)
    • Children (age 6-9)
    • Infants (age 0-5): free of charge
    Where

    Piazza S. Francesco, 7, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy

    Meeting point:
    IAT Ravenna Tourist Office. Please arrive 10 minutes early in order to check in at the reception desk and pick up the radio guides.
    What to remember
    • Radio guides are included in the price. You can use your personal earphones during the visit, otherwise, disposable ones will be provided
    • Number of participants: maximum 15 people. The tour will be confirmed with a minimum number of 5 participants. If the minimum is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date for the visit or a full refund
    • Due to the limited entrance to the sites, the order of the monuments visited may vary
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Ravenna Incoming
    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.
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