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In Ravenna, you can feel Art, History and Culture in every corner. Recognized worldwide for its historical and artistic treasures, the city preserves the richest heritage of mosaics dating from the 5th and 6th centuries AD within its early Christian and Byzantine religious buildings, included by UNESCO on the World Heritage List.

Walking and cycling through the city centre is like reliving an ancient history: starting from the Roman era and its magnificent early Christian basilicas, through the Renaissance and up to the 19th century, when the city was rediscovered by famous visitors such as Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde, Sigmund Freud and Gustav Klimt.

In addition to the extraordinary richness of its architectural heritage, the city’s short distance from the Adriatic coast make it an attractive destination for those seeking relaxation and fun, as well as the ideal place for hiking surrounded by nature. Ravenna is a sparkling city full of artistic and cultural events, which traditionally welcomes its guests with courtesy and spoils them with tasty dishes, always accompanied by a good wine.

  

  

    

 

   

GUIDED TOURS ABOUT ART & CULTURE

Mosaic Masterpieces

An exclusive itinerary, narrated in your own language by an official guide, which will take you to visit the most famous monuments of Ravenna. Ancient origins and a glorious past, a heritage of unique works and mosaics in the world, which enclosed within the city walls, transformed Ravenna in the past centuries and today bear witness to the original splendor. Ravenna and the light of its mosaics, the city of 8 UNESCO monuments, that inspired great artists of all ages: Dante, Byron, Klimt and Montale, just to name a few of them... Ravenna is art, history, crossroads of peoples and culture. Ravenna, a masterpiece to discover with this exclusive tour. Starting from Dante's tomb, the route will take you along the streets of the historic center, to reach the sites that contain the masterpieces of the Ravenna mosaic. If you would like to be always updated about our activities, contact us at iat@ravennareservation.it 

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Tessere di Mosaico - Guided Tour

“The site is of outstanding universal value being of remarkable significance by virtue of the supreme artistry of the mosaic art that the monuments contain, and also because of the crucial evidence that they provide of artistic and religious relationships and contacts at an important period of European cultural history.” In this way the UNESCO World Heritage motivated why eight monuments of Ravenna had been added to the World Heritage List.   The eternal beauty of the mosaics guarded inside some of the most famous Ravenna Unesco monuments, in a visit that starts from Piazza San Francesco, into the city centre, and leads you several UNESCO monuments.   Itinerary: _ Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo _ Mausoleo di Galla Placidia _ Basilica of San Vitale _ Battistero Neoniano _ Chapel of Sant'Andrea Useful info: - due to the Covid-19 limited entrances, the order of the visit to the monuments may vary - the tour will be confirmed only with a minimum number of participants - the tour will be confirmed upon availability of the monuments' tickets - the tour needs to be booked online, or at one of our tourist offices by paying on site Telephone reservations are not accepted   You can consult the full list of our offices at the link: https://www.ravennaincoming.it/it-IT/i-nostri-uffici/index-/?Item=uffici

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Tour to a Mosaic Workshop

Guided tour in English language to a Mosaic workshop, where you will have a glance at the works of the master mosaicist. For more than 1500 years, Ravenna has been passing down the extraordinary artistic tradition linked to the mosaic that made it, together with its 8 UNESCO monuments, famous all over the world. Every Saturday a guided tour starts at 11.30 am and will make you discover this amazing art, visiting one of the workshops of the city centre, where the traditional techniques meet contemporary projects and ideas.

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Dante in Ravenna

Ravenna is the last shelter of Dante, the father of the italian language, and it is the city that hosts his grave which is the starting point of our tour. We will retrace together the traces left by the Supreme Poet in Ravenna during the fourteenth century and all the following years. It is an opportunity to discover Dante Alighieri’s adventures in his last years, the exile, the life in the city, the death and the struggling dispute for his remains, as well as the enhancements of the sepulchre over the centuries. Useful Information:    - the groups will consist of a maximum of 20 participants

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Discover Classe

Guided tour to discover the monuments that make Classe an essential destination. Discover the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe, defined as one of the greatest examples of an early Christian basilica and recognized by Unesco as a World Heritage Site. Despite the spoliation suffered over the centuries, the church still preserves the beauty of the original structure and it is admired for the splendid polychrome mosaics of its apsidal basin and the ancient marble sarcophagi of the archbishops located along the side aisles. Furthermore, our itineraries will lead you to discover the Ancient Port of Classe and the Museum Classis Ravenna, the last born among the city's monuments and which has become the cultural point of reference for anyone who wants to fully understand the history of Ravenna. A compelling story that features one of the most important cities in the Mediterranean, three times capital. The story develops inside the museum using multimedia, plastic and multi-projection equipment used as a support to the visit and to illustrate the various themes.  

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SILENT PLAY FOR DANTE – IMMERSIVE GUIDED TOUR

Ravenna has been the last refuge of the Supreme Poet, father of the Italian language. The city hosts his mortal remains and over the years has always dedicated the month of September to the memory of Dante. Silent Play for Dante is an immersive guided tour that, thanks to technology and a skillful script, leads the participants to discover how was Ravenna in the 14th century, meeting characters, places and triplets linked to the memory of the Poet: the Basilica of San Francesco, the Classense Library, the Zone of Silence, the TAMO Museum and the Hanging Gardens of the Province. The Silent Play technology allows participants a highly suggestive experience, to discover some aspects of Dante’s life in Ravenna and immerse themselves in his Comedy, that drew inspiration from the city and its symbolic places: the screenplay by La Piccionaia Centro di Produzione Teatrale, offers not only a simple guided tour, but a poetic and engaging theatrical experience. Silent Play for Dante is a project of the Municipality of Ravenna, Department of Tourism, to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante's death.

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Workshops availables in english

Mosaic workshop for families

Become a mosaicist for a day! Before or after visiting the UNESCO monuments of Ravenna with its wonderful mosaics, come and discover, together with your family, the art of mosaic. You will have the opportunity to find out about the world of mosaic by visiting a real artisan workshop: you will be shown the materials used, the special tools used to cut the tiles, the different execution techniques. You will witness the manual cutting of the tiles using traditional tools. You and your children will be guided throughout all the stages of processing. At the end of the experience you can bring home a souvenir of Ravenna made with your own hands.

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Create your mosaic jewel

In the heart of Ravenna, the capital of mosaic which boasts the beauty of 8 UNESCO monuments, Patrimony of the Humanity, you can create a precious mosaic jewel in a real artisan workshop, where the materials employed are used in little manufactures of Venice and Florence.   Barbara, an expert mosaicist, will receive you with warmth in her laboratory and after a good coffee, she will tell you about the techniques of the byzantine mosaics and contemporary ones and of the high-quality materials employed. If you would like to be always updated about our activities, please subscribe to our newsletter here, or contact us at +39 0544 482838. 

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Mosaic workshop for children

Become a mosaicist for a day! Before or after visiting the UNESCO monuments of Ravenna with its wonderful mosaics, come and discover, together with your child, the art of mosaic. You will have the opportunity to find out about the world of mosaic by visiting a real artisan workshop: you will be shown the materials used, the special tools used to cut the tiles, the different execution techniques. You will witness the manual cutting of the tiles using traditional tools. You and your child will be guided throughout all the stages of processing. At the end of the experience you can bring home a souvenir of Ravenna made with your own hands.

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Mosaic workshop in Ravenna

Become a mosaicist for a day! Come and discover the art of mosaic. Before or after visiting the UNESCO monuments of Ravenna with its wonderful mosaics, also you can become a mosaicist for a day! You will have the opportunity to discover the world of mosaic by visiting a real artisan workshop: you will be shown the materials used, the special tools used to cut the tiles, the different execution techniques. You will witness the manual cutting of the tiles using traditional tools, hammer and cutting board. You can choose between some decorative motifs of Roman floors and between different colours of marble such as: the white Carrara, red Verona, black China or green Guatemala. You will actively participate in all stages of processing. At the end of the experience you can bring home a souvenir of Ravenna made with your own hands.

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Byzantine Mosaic Workshop

Become a mosaicist for a day! Come and discover the art of mosaic. Before or after visiting the UNESCO monuments of Ravenna with its wonderful mosaics, also you can become a mosaicist for a day! You will have the opportunity to discover the world of mosaic by visiting a real artisan workshop: you will be shown the materials used, the special tools used to cut the tiles, the different execution techniques. You will witness the manual cutting of the tiles using traditional tools: hammer and cutting board. You can choose among some Byzantine motifs that you can admire in the monuments of the city and use glassy materials produced in the ancient furnaces of Venice. You will actively participate in all stages of processing. At the end of the experience you can bring home a souvenir of Ravenna made with your own hands.

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Mosaic workshop for families

Create together your mosaic ready to be hung at your house wall. Attending this course you will have the possibility to share a special moment with your dear ones, learning the techniques of an ancient craft.   You will realize a mosaic from the beginning to end, learning and having fun.   The mosaic workshop consists in visiting the laboratory: there is an explication of the work of the mosaicist, a demonstration of the cut of the marble to obtain the cards with the ancient instruments: small hammer and carbide hardie, preparation of the cement, printing of the grid and execution of a mosaic with dimensions of about 30x30 cm (this dimension allows you to the simultaneous machining of four people).   The mosaic you have to realize will be yours and will be ready to be hung at your house wall.   The objective will be to realize a mosaic of about 30x30 cm.

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Food & Wine tours and tastings

Typical Romagna lunch with food and wine pairing

The Agricultural Company Randi was born at the end of the 19th century by the great-grandfather Luigi and evolved, as we know it today, after the end of the Second World War. The Randi brothers work in the company: Denis, who takes care of the technical part and care of the vineyard, and Massimo, who takes care of the commercial and customer relationship. The Randi company extends between the municipalities of Fusignano and Alfonsine, in the Romagna plain, on the border with the Marche and the Adriatic sea. Always grape producers, since 1999 associated with the consortium "Il Bagnacavallo" for the production and enhancement of native grapes. Longanesi grapes, for the production of "Burson" wines; Famous grape, for the production of “Rambela” wines; Centesimino and Malbo Gentile grapes. Historical vines that find their natural habitat in this environment.

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Randi Vini, the taste of tradition and true love! for Wine

The Agricultural Company Randi was born at the end of the 19th century by the great-grandfather Luigi and evolved, as we know it today, after the end of the Second World War. The Randi brothers work in the company: Denis, who takes care of the technical part and care of the vineyard, and Massimo, who takes care of the commercial and customer relationship. The Randi company extends between the municipalities of Fusignano and Alfonsine, in the Romagna plain, on the border with the Marche and the Adriatic sea. Always grape producers, since 1999 associated with the consortium "Il Bagnacavallo" for the production and enhancement of native grapes. Longanesi grapes, for the production of "Burson" wines; Famous grape, for the production of “Rambela” wines; Centesimino and Malbo Gentile grapes. Historical vines that find their natural habitat in this environment.

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ORIOLO AND THE ROMAGNA AUTOCHTHONOUS GRAPES

We are among the historical producers of autochthnous grapes like Centesimino and Famoso of Romagna region. We stand out for the passion of the autochthnous grapes and for our Holiday Farm hospitality where you can taste dishes of the true Romagna tradition. We offer: knowledge of the area walking through the vineyards. For groups of at least 10 people, tractor-tour to the medieval tower of Oriolo for a visit.

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Visit and tasting at Estate la Viola

We believe that to obtain important and pleasant wines it will take long years of work and waiting. Years during which the professionalism and history of the people who work there contribute in a determined and unique way to the quality and character of the wines obtained. For this reason, we decided to believe and make the most of our terroir through the use of indigenous vines suited to the territory, such as Sangiovese and Albana. By choosing this experience you can immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the fantastic spaces and horizons that only Bertinoro can give, all accompanied by an excellent glass of wine that you can taste in company with friends and family.

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COOKING PASTA COURSE

We are among the first Holiday Farm in our province that opened in 1993. Our experience comes from the roots of our land, step by step we have diversified the proposals of our services. Our restaurant service was born with the desire to offer typical Romagna dishes. Through cooking classes we try to convey our experience and passion for the dough made with a rolling pin.

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VISIT AND WINE TASTING at Noelia Ricci

Our story is the story of a land, little-known, it is the story of a family that today has decided to re-start from here, by making wine. Come visit us. We will tell you about this piece of Romagna that is Predappio, how we see it today and how here we produce our wines. Together we will visit the vineyard, production cellar, take a tour of the old tunnel and taste our wines.

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Tours available only in italian

Happy Hour with Turtles

Let yourself experience the emotion of turtles’ dining time, special guests of the Cestha Center (Experimental Center for Habitat Protection), a non-profit research organization, which has as its mission environmental protection.   The Research Centre, composed of researchers and specialists in the natural sciences, marine biology and veterinary medicine, deals with programmes for the conservation of endangered species and the promotion of sustainable management activities.   Your visit to the Marine Wildlife Recovery Center, which is located in the complex of the ancient Fish Market of Marina di Ravenna, converted in recent years to a marine research center, will be led by this team of biologists. The experience is suitable for everyone and takes place in an environmental education key, to raise awareness of today's issues: waste, correct use of plastic and respect for the environment. You will meet up close the turtles now being treated at the center, you will discover their history, clinical diagnosis, healing process and release into the sea. Finally, for those who wish, it will be possible to experience the thrill of actively participating in the phases of administration of the daily meal to some patients.   The contribution of participation in this activity is aimed at supporting the fish fauna hospitalized there, such as the turtles protagonists of this "experience"'; but it also has another important and very heartfelt purpose: to rase an environmental awareness, from an early age, that accompanies us and grows over time. In addition, the revenue will enable the Centre to bear the many costs involved in the management of this particular "hospital", such as expenditure on medicinal products, therapies and specialist veterinary examinations. In fact, the Centre is supported also thanks to the dissemination initiatives, since it does not receive any public funding for the care and management of sea turtles.

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Discover Flamingos by Bike

Guided walking tour to discover the Punte Alberete Flooded Forest, near Ravenna, with bird watching activities. All participants will be provided with binoculars for observations

WILD EXPERIENCE IN THE HEART OF SAN VITALE ANCIENT PINEWOOD FOREST

Naturalistic walking tour inside of the San Vitale Pinewood Forest, one of the most ancient of Ravenna. All participants will be provided with binoculars for observations.

COMACCHIO LAGOON IN PINK

This tour starts from Sant’Alberto, and will take for a walk along the banks of the Reno River, to observe the Southern Comacchio Lagoon and the magic of these environments characterized by water and sky, inhabited by many species of birds. Bird watching can be done with binoculars, admiring expanses of pink flamingos. Ideal for nature photography lovers

Discover Flamingos by Bike

Guided bicycle tour for all ages through the Southern Comacchio Lagoon to discover the nature of the Po Delta. To any participant will be given binocular and bicycle before the tour starts. The route includes the passage on the characteristic Reno River by ferry. The wide basin of Comacchio Lagoon stretches through the Po Delta. There are some itineraries with whom you can discover the valley that offers unique landscapes. It’s the opportunity to find a very rich fauna, in particular along this route, you will observe the flamingos and the numerous species of birdlife in the Delta. The bike excursion takes place on the southern shore of the Comacchio Lagoon and includes birdwatching activities with the support of expert guides

SPRING IN THE LAGOON

A guided walking tour including a painting workshop "en plein air" for children, between the Reno River and the Comacchio Lagoon, to observe and learn about botanical and animal species. In particular, the Spring is the peak migration period, and offer the most extraordinary opportunity of bird watching. Thanks to the guide and binoculars it is possible to capture the best of this wonderful experience.