Mosaic by Night: Byzantine Splendor and Ancient Treasures

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Explore the hidden treasures of Ravenna on an enchanting evening of art and history! Join us for a unique evening tour, part of the "Mosaic by Night 2024" series. This itinerary will take you to discover the magnificence of the Basilica of San Vitale, the timeless charm of the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, and the hidden treasures of the Domus of the Stone Carpets. A magical evening exploring Ravenna's masterpieces, illuminated by the evocative evening light.


Tour Itinerary:

- Basilica of San Vitale
Begin your evening with a visit to one of the most celebrated masterpieces of Byzantine art. The Basilica of San Vitale, famous for its vibrant mosaics and extraordinary octagonal architecture, offers a breathtaking visual experience. The mosaics of the basilica, including the famous depictions of Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora, shine with timeless beauty under the evening light.


- Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
Continue your journey to the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, one of Ravenna's most iconic monuments. This small yet enchanting building is renowned for its stunning blue and gold mosaics, depicting religious scenes with exceptional craftsmanship. The evening visit allows you to fully appreciate the mystical and captivating atmosphere of this ancient mausoleum.


- Domus of the Stone Carpets Conclude the tour with a visit to the Domus of the Stone Carpets, an underground archaeological site preserving precious floor mosaics dating back to the 5th-6th century. Discover the intricate geometric and figurative designs that adorn the floors of this ancient Roman house, illuminated in a way that enhances their beauty and details.

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When:

Starting at 7:45 PM 
- July 5 and 19
- August 2, 16, and 30

Check availability and times when booking directly on the calendar.

Meeting Point:

Ravenna Tourist Information Office
Piazza San Francesco 7 (RA)
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the departure time.


Duration:

1.5h / 2h


Language:

Italian & English


Included in the Price:

- Licensed, expert, and local guide
- Entrance tickets to the monuments reserved for tour participants
- Radioguides with a jack for earphones

Highlights

Useful Information:

- Advance Booking
Due to high demand, it is highly recommended to book the tour in advance.


- Meeting Point
Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the departure time to ensure a smooth and pleasant experience.


- Delays
In case of delay, participation in the tour is not guaranteed, and no refund will be provided.


- Special Discount
Get an immediate 20% discount by purchasing two tours that feature the heart symbol on the cover image and this same description in the useful information.

Route

  1. Ravenna
  2. Via San Vitale, 17, Ravenna
  3. Via San Vitale, 17, Ravenna
  4. Via Gian Battista Barbiani, 16, Ravenna