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Ravenna: UNESCO Monuments and Mosaics Guided Tour
30 USD
Unlock the secrets of Ravenna's breathtaking mosaics, meticulously preserved within the city's iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Join a guided tour led by a knowledgeable expert and marvel at the awe-inspiring monuments that have stood the test of time.
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Embark on a fascinating journey through Ravenna's stunning mosaics and uncover the rich history behind these world-famous masterpieces. With this guided tour, you'll gain access to four breathtaking local landmarks, accompanied by an expert guide who will bring the city's heritage to life. Starting at the convenient meeting point in Piazza San Francesco, you'll venture through the city center, exploring four incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites, each one a testament to Ravenna's rich cultural legacy. Your unforgettable adventure will take you to: * The Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, a Palatine Church of Arianism turned treasure trove of Byzantine wall mosaics, allowing you to trace the evolution of this ancient art form. * The majestic Basilica of San Vitale, a pinnacle of early Christian art in Italy, where you'll be mesmerized by the apse's mosaic decorations and the imperial portraits of Byzantine rulers Justinian and Theodora. * The enigmatic Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, a 5th-century wonder built for the Western Roman Empress, where the dome's starry expanse has inspired visitors, including the legendary poet Dante Alighieri, for centuries. * The Neonian Baptistery, one of the city's oldest monuments, boasting understated exterior charm and opulent Hellenistic-Roman influenced interiors. To top off this extraordinary experience, your guide will escort you to the entrance of the Archbishop's Museum, where you can explore at your leisure, uncovering the museum's secrets, including the enchanting Chapel of Saint Andrew, the only intact early Christian archiepiscopal chapel remaining to this day.