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RAVENNA, CAPITAL OF MOSAICS

RAVENNA, CAPITAL OF MOSAICS - VOLENDO VIAGGI

Ravenna is the capital city of the Province of Ravenna in the region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy. It was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire from 402 until that empire collapsed in 476, leaving Constantinople as the only capital of the Roman world. Afterwards, it served as the capital of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths. Later, the city formed the centre of the Byzantine Exarchate of Ravenna until the invasion of the Franks in 751, after which it then 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 the location of a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising eight individual sites.
Below we present some of guided tours that can be made in Ravenna.

RAVENNA Full-day

For a complete visit to Ravenna we suggest a full-day guided tour (to a maximum of 6 hours) which will enable you to fully appreciate the splendours of our art and history: the visit will include the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Orthodox Baptistry (5th century) the Archiepiscopal Museum housing the renowned 6th century ivory throne, the Gothic Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo and the Arian Baptistry (early 6th century), the two splendid Byzantine churches of San Vitale and Sant'Apollinare in Classe (6th century). A visit to the recently discovered 6th.C. floor mosaics of the House of Stone Carpets will make you tour complete. All these marvels can be seen simply by taking a stroll through the centre of Ravenna and a short trip to S. Apollinare in Classe, just 4 km. away. During our walk in the pedestrian area you will have a chance to step into a mosaic workshop, have a pause for coffee in the main square and visit the Tomb of Dante Alighieri, Italy's most distinguished poet, who died here in 1321.

RAVENNA Half-Day

Even just a half day visit is enough to enjoy the best of what Ravenna has to offer. The visit to the Early-Christian and Byzantine mosaics of the 5th and 6th centuries includes: the Basilica of S.Vitale, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, a practical demonstration of the mosaic technique in a nearby workshop and then a walk through the old city centre with a pause at the tomb of Dante.

RAVENNA IN ONE AND A HALF HOURS
For those of you who cannot stay longer than 1 ½ - hours a guided tour of the two most important and impressive monuments of Ravenna, i.e. the Church of San Vitale and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, with a short visit to a nearby mosaic workshop can be organized. For such a short guided tour we offer a very favourable tariff.

GUIDE PRICES FOR STUDENTS

half day
- 30 persons € 123,00
- 40 persons € 152,00
- 50 persons € 180,00

full day
- 30 persons € 210,00
- 40 persons € 245,00
- 50 persons € 285,00

GUIDE PRICES FOR GROUPS (ADULTS)

half day
- 30 persons € 125,00
- 40 persons € 152,00
- 50 persons € 193,00

full day
- 30 persons € 215,00
- 40 persons € 255,00
- 50 persons € 300,00

OTHER PRICES
Meeting at the Basilica of Classe: EUR 10,00 transfer refund
Seconde language: EUR 50,00
Entrance fee to the Church of San Vitale: EUR 9,50
Entrance fee to the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia: EUR 9,50 (supplement of EUR 2,00 from 01/03 to 15/06)
Entrance fee to the Neonian Baptistry: EUR 9,50
Entrance fee to the Archiepiscopal Museum: EUR 9,50
Entrance fee to the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo: EUR 9,50
Entrance fee to the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare In Classe: EUR 5,00 (free entrance for European Union citizens over 65 and half price for 18 to 25 years)
Entrance fee to the Mausoleum of Theodoric: EUR 4,00
Entrance fee to the National Museum: EUR 5,00

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