Highlights of Ravenna

Highlights of Ravenna
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Price: $80.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes. We would also suggest a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of all transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible but can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair.

Highlights of Ravenna

Spend 4 hours in the beautiful and enchanting Ravenna, a medieval city steeped in Byzantine-Roman history with several UNESCO World Heritage early Christian monuments.

Your guide will take you to see the Basilica of Sant' Apollinare Nuovo Church, this is the most important evidence of the encounter between Romanitas and Barbaritas. It was built between 493 and the beginning of the 6th century.

Head to the beautiful Basilica of San Vitale to see jaw dropping mosaic-lined walls and pretty Baroque frescoes. This church is regarded as one of Europe's most valued examples of Byzantine art and architecture. Don't miss seeing the Mausoleum of Galla Placida where cobalt blue mosaics embrace a dome of golden stars.

Take some time at Piazza San Francesco and make sure you see Dante's Tomb. Hidden at the end of a narrow side street at the Basilica of San Francesco, this controversial small marble mausoleum contains Italian poet Dante Alighieri's remains. Having been exiled from Florence, Dante's body was interred in Ravenna. Once his work became masterpiece-worthy, his bones were to be sent back to Florence under Papal order but the Franciscan monks had other ideas and hid the remains instead. Hundreds of years later Dante's remains were found inside the church walls and finally laid to rest in his tomb.

This popular tour fills up fast! Reserve your spot today to discover brilliant 4th- to 6th-century gold, emerald and sapphire masterpieces that will leave you speechless.

Please Note: No entrance fees are included at locations, entrances are at guest's own discretion.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Outstanding Excursion
October 06, 2017
Ravenna is a quaint and beautiful town. Our Tour Guide was outstanding. Beautiful smile and friendly. Very knowledgeable. An exceptional tour.
Reviewer: Ray Collins
5 Stars