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Private Walking Tour: Discover Ravenna's Stunning Mosaics provided by Elisa Cornacchia

Private Walking Tour: Discover Ravenna's Stunning Mosaics

Private Walking Tour: Discover Ravenna's Stunning Mosaics
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    15
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Ravenna is known worldwide as the Capital of Mosaics. During this half-day tour you will discover why this medium-sized town has earned its nickname and popularity visiting some of its beautifully-preserved World Heritage sites. You will get a general idea of the most important historical periods that marked the history and architecture of the town, making Ravenna three times capital and, most importantly, you will discover the beauty of the unique mosaics, becoming familiar with the main iconography features of early Christian mosaics.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 39477P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • entrance ticket to the UNESCO monuments
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo
  • Entry/Admission - Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
  • Entry/Admission - Ravenna
  • Entry/Admission - Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi)
  • Entry/Admission - Archiepiscopal Museum
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Viale Farini, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy train station
  • Piazza del Popolo, P.za del Popolo, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy inbetween the two columns
  • Archiepiscopal Museum, Ravenna, P.za Arcivescovado, 1, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy
Additional information
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • entrance ticket to the UNESCO monuments
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo
  • Entry/Admission - Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
  • Entry/Admission - Ravenna
  • Entry/Admission - Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi)
  • Entry/Admission - Archiepiscopal Museum
Departure details
  • Viale Farini, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy train station
  • Piazza del Popolo, P.za del Popolo, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy inbetween the two columns
  • Archiepiscopal Museum, Ravenna, P.za Arcivescovado, 1, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Archiepiscopal Museum, Ravenna, P.za Arcivescovado, 1, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy
Additional information
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Basilica di San Francesco
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Piazza del Popolo
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Basilica of San Vital
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 7
    Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi)
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 8
    Archiepiscopal Museum
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Archiepiscopal Museum, Ravenna
    P.za Arcivescovado, 1, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy
    See address & details
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mmbsw
Columbia, MD40 contributions
Elisa was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Great experience, especiallyat the price. I highly recommend this.
Written 18 October 2021
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Elisa_gt
Thank you very much for your nice review!
Written 20 October 2021
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Peter H
Portland, OR30 contributions
Oct 2019
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful and informative tour of the Byzantine and Gothic mosaics of Ravenna with Elisa. She was well prepared and very informative. She also made the tour very enjoyable. We focused primarily on the Byzantine churches and baptistries but also learned about the sites associated with Dante.

It is impossible to convey how spectacular these mosaics are. I had seen the photos and read the history but the reality is overwhelming. I highly recommend making time to visit Ravenna if you are in the area. And, if you do, please take the tour with Elisa, I will be returning in December with my daughter who is a doctoral candidate in art history.
Written 11 November 2019
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Patrick F
2 contributions
Oct 2019
Elisa provided excellent explanations and insightful interpretations of Ravenna's mosaic treasures. Our group of three agreed that it was much, much better to have had her guidance than to have viewed the mosaics on our own.
Written 21 October 2019
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mavis4me
Pleasanton, CA56 contributions
Aug 2019
We are so happy that we booked a private tour of Ravenna's mosaics with Elisa - she is very prompt, personable, easy to understand, an art history major so really knows her stuff, and sets a good pace. We communicated via email about timing, meeting at the train station and she even recommended a car service to get us to San Marino after the Ravenna tour. She understood our time constraints so made sure we saw all the important sites and still had time for a gelato stop and to introduce us to her favorite piadiniere. She was able to interpret the symbolism of the mosaic stories and really bring them to life for us. That she is a native of Ravenna really helps too. Would highly recommend a half day with Elisa!
Written 9 September 2019
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etd79
Houston, TX244 contributions
Going on a private tour with Elisa is THE perfect way to visit the 5 top mosaic sites in Ravenna!! The mosaics are pure beauty, but their inspiration comes with hearing what are the stories behind the mosaics and what the scenes depict!! Elisa opened our eyes to magnificent Byzantine art and religion and history between the Byzantine Christianity and Arianism. Just enough art, just enough history on a wandering stroll through Ravenna. The pace was perfect - no rush! Elisa’s English is excellent and she is kind and thoughtful!! Also loved being just a small group rather than being one of the crowd! Please don’t miss a guided tour to the mosaics - an informed guide like Elisa makes it magical!!!
Written 10 June 2019
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Henry B
Connecticut34 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
My wife and I had an amazing visit to Ravenna's mosaics in May. Elisa is a wonderful tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable about the sights in Ravenna, Italian culture and history. She explained in depth about Ravenna's history going back over 1500 years. We left with a good feel for that lovely town. Highly recommend her guided tours.
Written 27 May 2019
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Lynda A
Cambridge, UK87 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Elisa is good company and knowledgable so i guess that is all you can ask for.
Although walking tours done privatley are not cheap, there where 2 of us, it is definitely woth the money. Ravenna is a very special place and Elisa helped us to understand the history and show small details that i am sure we would of missed without her.
Thank you Elisa.
Written 23 May 2019
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A friend and I spent a three hour private tour with Elisa, going through key Ravenna historical sites. The sites ha
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