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Uncover The Hidden Gems Of Ravenna

During this tour, you will discover what makes this middle-sized town in Emilia-Romagna an attractive destination for curious and unconventional travellers, getting to know its glorious past in Roman and Byzantine times.

From Ravenna
Online Experience
1 Hour
Italy
Upto 10 people
English, French, Italian
Highlights
  • Real-time walking tour, streamed live from Ravenna
  • Explore the flooded mosaic crypt of the Basilica of Saint Francis & visit a mosaic workshop
  • Pay your respects to Dante at the Silent zone, Zona Dantesca 
  • Count out the 20 sarcophagus in the area with your local guide
Description

On this unique Online Experience, we will discover what makes this middle-sized town in Emilia-Romagna an attractive destination for curious and unconventional travellers. 

Start with learning why Ravenna is said to be the "Capital of Mosaics", as you explore the flooded mosaic crypt of the Basilica of Saint Francis, and visit a mosaic workshop to see how mosaics are made still following the ancient techniques. Then walk in the so-called Zona Dantesca (Dante’s zone), an area dedicated to the father of the Italian language where silence is maintained by the citizens of Ravenna to respect his memory. We will stop by Dante's tomb, where you will learn the tangled story of his remains that have been possessively preserved by the locals for centuries. As we walk by the Piazza del Popolo and its surrounds, I will point out how the buildings in Ravenna are sinking due to its soft soil. Finally, we will visit the Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist, the most ancient church in town, where you will be told the story of Galla Placidia, the great Roman Empress.
I look forward to hosting you on this Online Experience and together discover the hidden gems of Ravenna, a town that traces its glorious past to the Roman and Byzantine times!

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 25 EUR per screen OR as a private session for 90 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Elisa Cornacchia

I am a licensed tour guide with a master degree in foreign languages. I was born in Ravenna and I have come back to live here after some years spent around Italy and abroad during my university studies. Having grown up here, I would be glad to help you get an insight into our culture by taking you to our top attractions (both in Ravenna and in the towns nearby), illustrating to you our typical arts and crafts and suggesting which food specialities to taste.
I believe that my mission as a tour guide is to help visitors discover the beauty of the Italian culture and lifestyle from an insider's perspective. That is why my tours are designed to make visitors live authentic experiences. I like creating new itineraries and improving my knowledge and skills, so I am open to suggestions and proposals!

From USD 30 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.