EXPERIENCE RAVENNA

All the tours about mosaics, food and culture

   

    

Mosaic Tiles - Ravenna UNESCO Monuments 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 to several UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour available in Italian, English and French

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Create your mosaic jewel - Tour & Workshop

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.

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Cappelletto, the king of Romagna table - FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP

Would you like to learn how to roll out the dough to make a fantastic homemade pasta dish yourself? This workshop is for you!   The “sfogline”* of the Mercato Coperto, bearers of rolling pin and wisdom, will teach you how to prepare the real cappelletto romagnolo. *The “sfoglina” (pasta maker) is historically seen as a middle-aged woman who, using a rolling pin and a pastry board, "rolls the dough" strictly by hand to create the base for tagliatelle, tortellini and other stuffed and unstuffed egg pasta. Cappelletti are, for Romagna, a dish charged with a symbolism of well-being, wealth and opulence. In the past, wishing "cappelletti on the table and throughout the year", was in fact one of the most heartfelt and appreciated wishes. The experience will be complemented by a GUIDED TOUR OF THE MERCATO COPERTO by the staff, to discover the history, architecture, furnishings and enogastronomic thinking of the place

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Spritz & the City - Ravenna Walking tour with Italian Aperitivo

Ravenna, the city of mosaics... and not only!   Through this tour, we would like to tell you a story which has Ravenna as stage of important events, a treasure chest of wealth, an ancient and contemporary artistic workshop, a source of inspiration for many authors such as Dante Alighieri, Gustav Klimt and Lord Byron, and some contemporary street artists such as Kobra and Blub.    Starting from Piazza San Francesco, from the Zone of Silence, guardian of Dante's Tomb, and passing through Piazza del Popolo, you will be able to enter into the heart of the historical center of Ravenna to explore what has characterized a great past not to mention its curiosities.   Through this walk, we want to show you the spaces and actors that portray Ravenna in a different way, traveling between history and taste: discovering the "Mosaic Capital" and concluding with an aperitif inside the Covered Market based on Spritz and traditional Piadina.

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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

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Walking with 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.

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Discover Ravenna - Walking tour

A guided tour through the streets of the city center to delve into the rich historical and artistic heritage of Ravenna. With its churches, buildings and urban layout, our city tells us of its glorious past between the end of the Roman age, the beginning of the Middle Age and the Venetian domination.   Its distinctive features have been a source of inspiration for artists and intellectuals such as Byron, Klimt, Yourcenar, etc.   Starting from Piazza San Francesco and Dante's Tomb, we will move through the main streets of the city center, such as the elegant Via Mazzini, the majestic Via di Roma and the glamorous Via Cavour, thus reaching the iconic Piazza del Popolo, Piazza XX Settembre (also known as the Piazza dell'Aquila) and the twentieth-century Piazza Kennedy.   Thanks to this walk you will admire from the outside, the façade of the Basilica di San Vitale, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo and the Arian and Orthodox Baptisteries, up to the more recent works by artists such as Kobra and Blub and the churches of Sant'Agata, Santa Maria in Porto, Santa Croce and San Michele in Africisco.   So, what are you waiting for? Come take a walk with us to discover our city! 

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Discover Classe - Guided tour

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 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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Workshops availables in english

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Tour & short class of mosaic in Ravenna

In the heart of Ravenna, a World Heritage Site, Koko Mosaico carries on the language of the mosaic, constantly renewing it, without losing sight of its roots.   The workshop is like an ancient art shop, where you can buy and order mosaics and learn the techniques of realization. At the same time you can admire the contemporary works of the artist Luca Barberini.   The course we propose is just a small taste of the grandeur of this ancient art. You can realize a copy of an ancient mosaic of the Roman or Byzantine period, directly created on cement mortar.   After a brief introduction to the mosaic and the cutting of the tiles with the ancient tools of the trade - small hammer and carbide hardie -  you will actively participate to every phase of realization of your artwork: from the drafting of the cement mortar, to the completion of the mosaic.   You can use precious materials that were already used in the ancient times as marble, Venetian enamels and golden tiles, depending on the copy you chose to recreate.   The objective will be to realize a mosaic of about 10x10 cm.

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Customized Mosaic - Tour & Workshop

Create your own mosaic!   Would you like to make your own house number or the initial of your name in mosaic? I am waiting for you in my laboratory Pixel Mosaics to help you create your mosaic. After a brief tour in the history of Ravenna mosaic, I will show you which materials you may utilize and the traditional tools used to cut the tiles. I will follow you through all the stages of processing, from the preparation of cement mortar, to the cutting of materials and the realization of your artwork. At the end of the course you will create with your own hands a souvenir of Ravenna to take home!

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Byzantine Mosaic - Tour & 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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Food & Wine tours and tastings

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Romagna Cheese Tasting in Ravenna

"E furmai de cuntadé" (lit. the farmer's cheese), made as it was once made. This is the philosophy behind the dairy production of Officine Gastronomiche Spadoni. Both fresh and aged cheeses, typical of Romagna, are made in the factory located in Brisighella, at the foot of the hills and are produced with only the freshest Italian milk of the highest quality from selected farms and processed with cutting-edge production technologies and the expertise of the great artisan tradition of Romagna. In this journey of taste, we will take you on a discovery of the flavors and aromas of dairy Romagna, combining cheeses of various characteristics with local wines and our jams with recipes by Chef Marco Cavallucci.   The experience will be complemented by a GUIDED TOUR OF THE MERCATO COPERTO by the staff, to discover the history, architecture, furnishings and enogastronomic thinking of the place.

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La Pida Rumagnola - PIADINA WORKSHOP

The real Piadina* Romagnola is a unique goodness that has ancient origins in the Romagna countryside as a poor dish. Today protected by the PGI, the piadina has deservedly become a symbol of Italian cuisine in the world.  The Mercato Coperto offers the classic recipe, made with: flour type "0" Gran Mugnaio for Piadina Romagnola Molino Spadoni, yeast, water, lard (the good and healthy one) of Mora Romagnola, milk and salt. *Thin flatbread.   The experience will be complemented by a GUIDED TOUR OF THE MERCATO COPERTO by the staff, to discover the history, architecture, furnishings and enogastronomic thinking of the place.

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