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In 402 AD, during the latter days of the Western Roman Empire, Ravenna was made its capital, so it is fitting that this lovely city has some of the most important religious sights dating from the early days of Christianity. Now UNESCO-listed with all the other glorious mosaic showstoppers in the city, theBasilica of San Vitale (Basilica di San Vitale) dates from the mid sixth century; work started on it in 526 at the behest of Ecclesius, Bishop of Ravenna, and it was consecrated in 547. However, the Byzantines conquered Rome in 540 and took over the construction of the octagonal marble basilica. The resulting internal decoration is believed to be the finest example of Byzantine art in the world, executed by unknown master craftsmen over many years and liberally coating the interior with bejeweled mosaics. Detailed Biblical scenes contrast with depictions of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian, ornamented with stylized patterns in green, red and gold, while the cupola is adorned with Baroque frescoes added in 1780 by artists from across northern Italy.

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Daily Nov–Mar 9am–5.30pm; Apr–Oct 9am–7pm
Via San Vitale 17, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, 48110
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Ravenna and its treasures - Half-Day Walking Tour

Ravenna and its treasures - Half-Day Walking Tour

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You will be amazed by the stunning mosaics. Ravenna is a treasure trove which unveils eight UNESCO World Heritage monuments. You will appreciate the Ravennate atmosphere and feel to be part of the history. Visit of the byzantine Basilica of San Vitale, the roman Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo built by the king Theodoric, the Tomb of the major Italian poet Dante Alighieri. You will have the chance to step into a mosaic workshop, have a coffee break in a peaceful café and see the flooded crypt of the Church of Saint Francis. All with a local passionate and experienced tour guide.
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  • 3 hours
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Experiences in Ravenna: a multi sensorial experience in a historical city

Experiences in Ravenna: a multi sensorial experience in a historical city

You will live a unique experience with an excellent private guide who is an artist as well as a journalist, with lunch included.
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  • 6 hours
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A walk through Ravenna brings the East

A walk through Ravenna brings the East

Unique experience with an exceptional guide capable of transmitting his passion for his city. You will have a glimpse of life lived in history
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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Full Day Ravenna & Bologna Tour of Must-See Sites with Native Top-Rated Guide

Full Day Ravenna & Bologna Tour of Must-See Sites with Native Top-Rated Guide

Take a journey in this culturally rich, deeply historic and well-preserved towns, with our exclusive walking tour for a unique and unforgettable experience. You will see the highlights of Ravenna, with its mosaics, and Bologna just in one day with a top rated & local guide. The tour will start in Ravenna where you will spend about 3 hours, then you will travel by train or your own car to Bologna where the guide will led another 3 hours tour.
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  • 6 hours
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Best of Ravenna City & Mosaics Private Tour with a Local Guide

Best of Ravenna City & Mosaics Private Tour with a Local Guide

Ravenna is well known around the world for its byzantine architecture and mosaics. This is the complete tour to explore Ravenna city and mosaics in one day with a native guide. You will spend 5 hours with a private guide to see all the highlights.
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Best of RAVENNA on a Private Tour

Best of RAVENNA on a Private Tour

Have you ever wondered how a mosaic is made? Thanks to this tour you will discover any details. I will lead you through the wonder of the stunning early Christian monuments of Ravenna (inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1996), telling you about the characters depicted, the symbols, and the religious politics behind them. I'll let you discover and delve into the unexpected atmosphere. The radiance and colours of the ancient mosaics will allow you to feel how worshippers felt centuries ago. During the tour we'll have the chance to learn more about the techniques and the materials they are made of. *Monuments admission fees are NOT included.
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A walk though the Oriental gate

A walk though the Oriental gate

Unique experience with an exceptional guide capable of transmitting his passion for his city. You will have a glimpse of life lived in history
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Private Guided Tour with Native guide of Top Sites & Ancient Mosaics of Ravenna

Private Guided Tour with Native guide of Top Sites & Ancient Mosaics of Ravenna

As the capital city of the region of the same name in Emilia-Romagna, Northern Italy, Ravenna is well known for its colorful mosaics, stunning basilica churches and remarkable chapels. Join us on this private tour led by a local expert and English-speaking professional guide to experience the wonder of the awe-inspiring city. Total duration: 3 hours
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Basilica of San Vitale (Basilica di San Vitale) hours of operation: Daily Nov–Mar 9am–5.30pm; Apr–Oct 9am–7pm . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Basilica of San Vitale (Basilica di San Vitale) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 32 Basilica of San Vitale (Basilica di San Vitale) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Basilica of San Vitale (Basilica di San Vitale) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Basilica of San Vitale (Basilica di San Vitale) costs USD 427.87. Guided Basilica of San Vitale (Basilica di San Vitale) tours start around USD 427.87 per person. See all 32 Basilica of San Vitale (Basilica di San Vitale) tickets and tours on Viator.
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