Discover one of Italy's lesser-known yet no less fascinating cities, Ravenna on this walking tour. In its long history, it has been a capital three times and was the last capital of the Western Roman Empire. On this journey from late antiquity through the middle ages to the Italian Renaissance, you'll take in Gothic, Byzantine, and Venetian architecture, some of the most beautiful and well-known mosaics in the world, and the final resting place of Dante Alighieri, the writer of the Divine Comedy.
We'll follow in Dante's footsteps to uncover what Ravenna really has to offer. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity of visiting the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Sant’Apollinare Nuova, and the Basilica of San Vitale. On this tour, you can look forward to:
• Taking in the city's many UNESCO world heritage sites
• Hearing about Giuliano Argentario, the James Bond of antiquity
• Getting acquainted with Camillo Benso, one of the founding fathers of Italy
• Finding out what it takes to get a statue of yourself placed in the people's square
• Learning about the many Italian poets and writers that called the city home
Ravenna is a city of contrasts, where east meets west. Join me on this tour to delve deeper into the city that's at the heart of some of history's great events, both physically and intellectually.
Please note: this tour doesn't include or cover the cost of entrance into the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Sant’Apollinare Nuova, and the Basilica of San Vitale.