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Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia)
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia)

Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia) Tours and Tickets

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UNESCO-listed with all the other glorious Roman mosaic masterpieces in Ravenna, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia is testament to the days when the city was the capital of the Western Roman Empire. Galla Placidia was the powerful sister of Honorius, the last emperor of Rome; she married Ataulf, King of the Visigoths, acted as regent for 12 years, died in Rome in 450 AD and is probably buried there, but nevertheless her official mausoleum is found in a terracotta-colored brick chapel among neat gardens behind Ravenna’s San Vitale Basilica. Unassuming on the outside, the chapel’s entire vaulted interior glitters with Byzantine mosaics dating from around 430 AD and representing the star-strewn night sky and intricate Biblical scenes, decorated with highly colored geometrical patterns. Gently lit by shafts of light from narrow windows, depictions of the Good Shepherd and the Martyrdom of St Lawrence adorn the niches, with figures of the Apostles floating on the upper walls. Three marble sarcophagi are reputed to contain the bodies of Galla Placidia, her second husband and son, but these were placed in the mausoleum in medieval times.

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Daily Nov–Mar 9am–5.30pm; Apr–Oct 9am–7pm
Via Giuliano Argentario 22 , Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna , 48110
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Ravenna Mosaics & Highlights Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

Ravenna Mosaics & Highlights Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

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Take a tour of Ravenna, known as the “city of mosaics” for the colorful tile artwork adorning many of its central buildings—some of which is more than 1,500 years old. The tour begins at Piazza del Popolo, the main square in the center of the city, and continues on to the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia. You’ll also see Dante’s tomb, the Baptistry of Neon, and more.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.84
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$90.84

Mosaic Tiles - Guided Tour

Mosaic Tiles - Guided Tour

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The eternal beauty of the mosaics of some of the most famous Unesco monuments of Ravenna, in a tour that starting from Piazza San Francesco, will wind along the streets of the historic center.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.90
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Private Walking Tour: Discover Ravenna's Stunning Mosaics

Private Walking Tour: Discover Ravenna's Stunning Mosaics

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Discover the masterpieces of Ravenna during this in-depth and informative walking tour. You’ll get a comprehensive introduction to the UNESCO-World Heritage site, renowned for its ancient monuments and golden mosaics. Learn where Dante penned his famous Inferno and pay your respects to Italy’s beloved poet with a visit to his 14th-century tomb. Your guide will lead you through scenic town quarters as you’re entertained with history-filled legends.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.98
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Ravenna, the most beautiful mosaics in the city of Paradise

Ravenna, the most beautiful mosaics in the city of Paradise

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The guides of Il Papavero are able to adapt the tour to every need and type of clientele, always creating a pleasant atmosphere and without weighing down the historical-artistic explanations. The skills and sympathy come together to create an unforgettable tour ... in the folds of the Paradise of Dante's memory.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$167.19
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Wonderful Ravenna, visit 3 UNESCO sites with a local guide on a private tour

Wonderful Ravenna, visit 3 UNESCO sites with a local guide on a private tour

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During this Private Tour Silvia will make you discover the extraordinary history of the most important UNESCO sites in the city of Ravenna, from the fall of the Western Roman Empire to the Byzantine rule. Ravenna in the space of only 200 years was nominated capital three times and today its perfectly preserved mosaics leave us breathless, taking us back to the ancient glories of a bygone era. During this visit, immersed in the evocative half-light, you will have the opportunity to observe the majesty of the mosaics in a completely unique and special atmosphere outside of satiety and time.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.48
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Ravenna 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

Ravenna 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

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Explore Ravenna's UNESCO World Heritage sites, dating from the Byzantine and Roman empires, on this private walking tour. With a dedicated guide, you'll enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary. Entrance tickets to all sites included.
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  • 3 hours
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$137.98
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Ravenna Mosaics and Art - Half day private guided tour

Ravenna Mosaics and Art - Half day private guided tour

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Discover the most iconic ancient mosaics in the stunning, seaside city of Ravenna during this half-day walking tour. Highlights include mosaics commissioned by the Emperor Justinian of Byzantium, the tomb of the Italian writer and poet Dante, and the private chapel of the Ostrogoths King Theoderic. Choose from all-day departure timings; admission tickets are purchased separately.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.48
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Full Day Ravenna Private Tour of Must-See Sites with Native Top-Rated Guide

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

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This is a 5 hours private walking tour that includes all the major monuments and attractions of Ravenna, our professional tour guide will lead you to discover all the beauties of this charming town. Since this is a private tour, we encourage our clients to share their interests and desires in order to personalize the itinerary as much as possible. Being a walking tour will be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$205.76
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Art tour of Ravenna from Bologna

Art tour of Ravenna from Bologna

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Ravenna: a treasure of the Mediterranean: A hidden world of mosaics and underground crypts, the absolute pearl of art of Emilia Romagna region. Several populations estabilished on the sandy Adriatic coast. This endless territory of marsh, wetlands, lagoons, swamps, despite being partially unhealthy, turned out to be the perfect shelter for a craddle of civilization. The pines of the coast started to be exploited by romans to build their undefeatable fleet. Our tour will be as rich in detail and complete as possible, in order to let you dive into this golden age, and let you travel back in time with your mind and your senses.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$143.73
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Ravenna Private Guided Tour of Top Sites Ancient Mosaics & Piadina Tasting

Ravenna Private Guided Tour of Top Sites Ancient Mosaics & Piadina Tasting

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On this half-day, private walking tour of Ravenna, you’ll enjoy a tailor-made introduction to the stunning, seaside Italian city. Get a peek at Byzantine-era mosaics in the basilicas of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo and San Vitale, pay your respects to the famed poet at Dante’s tomb, and enjoy a complimentary food and wine tasting of regional products.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.66
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$143.66
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Ravenna Tour of Must-See Sites and Attractions with Native Top-Rated Guide

Ravenna Tour of Must-See Sites and Attractions with Native Top-Rated Guide

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Take in the highlights of Ravenna in just hours without the hassle of following a map and guidebook with this walking tour through the historic center. Admire the UNESCO-listed Byzantine mosaics in the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare, Basilica of San Vitale, and Mausoleum of Galla Placidia; stop at Dante’s tomb; and stroll through the city’s lanes to sample local specialties like piadina flatbread and traditional cheeses.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$79.34
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Best of RAVENNA on a Private Tour

Best of RAVENNA on a Private Tour

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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.48
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Ravenna: private full-day tour with mosaics admission

Ravenna: private full-day tour with mosaics admission

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Spend a full day getting to know the remarkable town of Ravenna. With five stunning Mosaic sights and an astounding 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ravenna is a delight for the senses. Learn about the city’s Byzantine architecture from your guide as you explore historically significant landmarks. Break for lunch (own expense), and free time to explore and then reconvene in the afternoon. All museum admission fees are included with the tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.10
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$204.10
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From Rome to Byzantium: Walk in Dante Alighieri's footsteps on an audio tour

From Rome to Byzantium: Walk in Dante Alighieri's footsteps on an audio tour

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Take a wander through the last capital of the Western Roman Empire, the capital of the kingdom of the Goths and the Byzantine exarchate. On this self-guided audio tour, you'll also get a taste of the power of the great republic of Venice as well as the 19th century Italian Risorgimento, all the while accompanied by some of the most famous mosaics in the world in the presence of many UNESCO heritage sites. The tour starts in ancient Rome, with the mausoleum of Galla Placidia and then takes you after the fall to the Basilica of San Vitale. We then head through the middle ages to the 19th century, as we move to Piazza del Popolo. Afterwards, we head back to the time of the Gothic domination with the Baptistry of the Ariana before going to see an elaborate cover-up operation in the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuova. Finally, we pay a visit to the mortal remains of the great poet Dante Alighieri, father of the Italian language.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Mosaics Guided Tour and Cooking Lesson at a Restaurant

Mosaics Guided Tour and Cooking Lesson at a Restaurant

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See sparkling Byzantine mosaics before learning some secrets of Italian cooking with this mosaics tour and cooking class in Ravenna. Join a knowledgeable guide for a visit to two Ravenna monuments with UNESCO-recognized mosaics. Experience a lesson in cooking some local specialties, including a flatbread called 'piadina.'
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.83
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Ravenna in half a day

Ravenna in half a day

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You can visit Ravenna even in half a day: this will be enough to know its culture and history and to realize how this town is rich in architecture and art by the knowledge of the different religions that during the past strongly influenced all the mosaics decorations and its buildings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.36
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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.33
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$148.33
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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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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$845.03
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$845.03

At lunch with TEODORA

At lunch with TEODORA

You will see Teodora in San Vitale and have lunch at Teodora's table in an exclusive restaurant in the center of Ravenna. You can enjoy traditional Romanesque-Byzantine food in a restaurant museum
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.58
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$96.58

Ravenna: Byzantine Mosaics & food tasting tour

Ravenna: Byzantine Mosaics & food tasting tour

We provide tours with the best local certified guides, our guides had to pass a severe exam abouth the history of the city to obtain this grade level. The experience we provide is unique and will make the difference for bringing back a great memory of this amazing city. We can arrange the tour in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and many other languages please ask us your needs.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.98
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$114.98
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Ravenna's Heritage Highlights Private Day Trip with a Local

Ravenna's Heritage Highlights Private Day Trip with a Local

How much Italian heritage can you pack into one day? The answer is ‘a lot’ when you go on a private day trip to the fabulous city of Ravenna! Your friendly and knowledgeable local host will be by your side as you travel by train from Bologna, to show you all the iconic sights and help bring history alive with facts, stories, and insights. Fast forward 1500 years, and much of heritage that is still intact, from Byzantine basilicas to a beautifully preserved royal mausoleum. In fact, there are no fewer than 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ravenna! Of all its many treasures, the city is best known for its mosaics, and you’ll be taken to see some exquisite examples. Beyond these mosaics are plenty more fabulous sights, including the marble basin of the Neonian Baptistry, the 570 golden stars inside the Mausoleo of Galla Placidia, and the eye-catching mix of architecture at the octagonal Basilica of San Vitale. If you’re interested in history at all, this is a must-do trip!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$237.74
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$237.74
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.48
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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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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.48
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CSTRents - Ravenna Segway PT Authorized Tour

CSTRents - Ravenna Segway PT Authorized Tour

Zip around Ravenna with ease on a 3-hour Segway tour that hits all the highlights. Start with an orientation session, then set off with your guide who shows you attractions such as Rocca Brancaleone castle and Basilica di San Vitale, and shopping destinations such as Via Cavour. Hear live commentary about Ravenna’s history throughout the tour as you cover more ground on the Segway personal transporter.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.48
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What are Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia) hours of operation?
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Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia) 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 Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia) 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.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia) costs USD 5.33. Guided Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia) tours start around USD 5.33 per person.
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