Day Trip Ravenna (MOSAICS)
Where West meets East: Ravenna and its mosaics
There’s something magical about Ravenna. This is where West meets East. Jus like Rome people do, locals refer to their hometown as the Eternal City. And this is not a chance: with an incredible history spanning over two thousand years, Ravenna served as capital of late Roman Empire, still offering a stunning heritage of Early Christian basilicas and monuments. Let yourself be engulfed by timeless splendour of its world-renown works of art. From blue and violet nuances of Roman mosaics to glorious golden glare of Byzantine ones, you will find yourself surprised and surrounded by reflections of pure golden light and colour.
PICK UP TIME Suggested 8:00 am to avoid big crowds at least in the first part of the morning (it is flexible and you can decide when).
ST VITALE BASILICA by means of a private car with driver you and your guide shall be reaching Ravenna and explore its UNESCO World Heritage sites. In early Christian St. Vitale Basilica you will be left speechless by grandeur and glare of Byzantine decorations, Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora here represented in all of their Constantinople glory.
MAUSOLEUM OF GALLA PLACIDIA Inside Galla Placidia Mausoleum all is quiet, blue-nuances colour and hugely atmospheric. In the darkness, ceiling breaks down in a million golden stars glittering in a lilac sky, hundreds of cerulean and white flowers blossoming all around.
BASILICA OF ST APPOLINARE At the very centre of ancient Ravenna town, from Neon bishop Baptistery coming alive with Roman mosaic to world-beloved poet Dante Alighieri’s Tomb, you shall be reaching St. Apollinare Nuovo Basilica where two long processions of saints and virgins eternally reach out to Jesus Christ and holy Virgin Mary sitting on thrones on Apocalypse Day, soaking into golden glory of Paradise.
Starting from 700€
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The costs above are for 1 English Speaking driver and 1 vehicle for the duration of the tour.
They don’t include entrance tickets, any walking guide service, lunch, drinks nor likely gratuities
Prices can vary according to the month and the availability.
RomePrivateExcursions offers a very flexible cancellation policy, in case of arrival problems due to COVID, we are willing to offer a 100% refund (Colosseum and Vatican tickets are on the other hand never refundable).