Mosaic by Night: Byzantine Splendors under the Moonlight

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Immerse yourself in the evening magic of Ravenna!

Discover the enchanting beauty of Ravenna under the stars with our exclusive evening guided tour, part of the famous summer series "Mosaic by Night". Every Wednesday evening, experience a unique journey through the city's most captivating monuments, wrapped in an evocative evening atmosphere.


Itinerary:

- Neonian Baptistery

The Neonian Baptistery, one of Ravenna's oldest monuments, is famous for its spectacular 5th-century mosaics. The dome, decorated with scenes of Christ's baptism, is an extraordinary example of early Christian art, with vivid colors and intricate details that shine magnificently in the evening light. This site offers a unique window into the city's religious and artistic past.


- Arian Baptistery

Built in the late 5th century, the Arian Baptistery is a silent witness to Ravenna's religious history. Its dome, adorned with mosaics depicting the baptism of Christ, represents a masterpiece of Arian art. The evening visit to this baptistery allows one to appreciate the refined craftsmanship of the mosaicists in a suggestive and tranquil atmosphere.


- Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

The Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, with its majestic mosaics, is an icon of Byzantine art. Founded by the Ostrogoth king Theodoric in the 6th century, the basilica boasts a central nave decorated with biblical scenes and processions of saints. The evening light highlights the golden details and vibrant colors of the mosaics, creating an extraordinary and unforgettable visual experience.

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When:

Every Wednesday in July and August
Starting at 8:15 PM

Check availability and times when booking directly on the calendar.

Meeting Point: 

Tourist Info Point
Piazza San Francesco 7
, Ravenna
please arrive 10 minutes before the starting time

Indications: the office, located in the historical centre, is near the Dante’s Tomb, about 10 minutes walk from the train station


Duration:

2 hours


LANGUAGES: 

Italian & English

Highlights

Included in the Price:

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

Useful Information:

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

- Exclusive Access
Tour participants will have exclusive access to the monuments during special evening openings.

- 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. IAT Piazza San Francesco
  2. Piazza Arcivescovado, 1, Ravenna
  3. Piazzetta degli Ariani, Ravenna
  4. Via di Roma, 53, Ravenna