Mosaic Tiles - Guided Tour of UNESCO Monuments in Ravenna

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“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.”
Thus UNESCO justified the inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Discover the timeless charm of Ravenna's mosaics with our guided tour "Mosaic Tesserae". This tour will take you on a fascinating journey through the city's artistic masterpieces, allowing you to closely admire the extraordinary beauty and complexity of the Byzantine mosaics that have made Ravenna famous worldwide.

Why Participate:

This tour is a unique opportunity to explore Ravenna's artistic heritage through the eyes of an expert guide who will share anecdotes and curiosities, making each visit an unforgettable experience. Whether you are an art enthusiast, a history student, or simply a curious traveler, "Mosaic Tesserae" is the perfect way to discover the artistic and cultural heart of Ravenna.

Book now and get ready to be enchanted by the magic of Ravenna's mosaics!

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every day
check availability and times at the time of booking directly on the calendar


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

Directions: the office, located in the heart of the historic center, is near Dante's Tomb and about a 10-minute walk from the train statio


3 hours


- Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo
- Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
- Basilica of San Vitale
- Neonian Baptistery

independent entry and visit:
- Chapel of Sant'Andrea (Archbishop's Museum)


- English every day
- Italian every day
- German Wednesday & Friday
- French Saturday


- expert and local licensed guide
- cumulative entrance ticket to the monuments included in the tour
- radio guides with jack connection for earphones


- Itinerary changes
Due to entry restrictions, the order of visits to the monuments may vary.

- Punctuality and meeting point
It is essential to respect the tour reservation time as the entry times to the monuments do not allow exceptions. Participants are required to arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure. In case of delay, participation in the tour is not guaranteed and no refund is provided.

- Booking
The tour must be booked and paid for online or at one of our offices at least 12 hours before departure. Without a reservation, we cannot guarantee participation in the tour.

- Access to the Archbishop's Museum
It will be possible to access the Archbishop's Museum only at the end of the tour. If you wish to visit at another time, you will need to purchase the cumulative entrance ticket again.

- High season
During high season, it is recommended to book well in advance as places may sell out quickly.

- Radio guides
If possible, bring your own earphones with a jack connection for the radio guides that will be distributed if necessary.

- Voucher:
You can show the voucher from your smartphone without the need to print it.

- Special discount:
Get an immediate 20% discount by purchasing 2 tours simultaneously among those marked with the heart symbol in the cover image and this same wording in the useful information.

- Invoice request:
If you need an invoice, you will need to request it before making the payment by contacting the office at

- Cancellation policy:
The cancellation policy provides a full refund if the cancellation occurs at least 72 hours before the tour departure. For cancellations with less than 72 hours notice, no refund is provided


Tour Itinerary:

- Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo:

where you can see an extraordinary sequence of mosaics depicting scenes from the life of Christ and the martyrs. Each image is an open window onto the spirituality and culture of the Byzantine era.

- Basilica of San Vitale:

a sublime example of early Christian art. Its mosaics, including the famous depictions of Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora, will leave you breathless with their majesty and detail.

- Mausoleum of Galla Placidia:

where you can admire celestial mosaics that glitter with deep blue and angelic figures that seem to come to life. This little gem is an oasis of peace and beauty, perfect for immersing yourself in the mystical atmosphere of the past.

- Neonian Baptistery:

one of the city's oldest monuments. Its mosaics tell biblical stories with extraordinary vividness and chromatic precision, testifying to the skill of Ravenna's master mosaicists.

Finally, at the end of the tour, the guide will accompany you to the entrance of the Archbishop's Museum. Here you can continue the visit independently, exploring according to your interests and at your own pace. The museum houses a rich collection of archaeological finds and works of art, offering a fascinating journey through time. Inside the museum is also the Chapel of Sant'Andrea, the last of the five UNESCO monuments included in the ticket. This unique early Christian chapel is famous for its depiction of the glorification of Christ in an anti-Arian key, representing a rare and precious example of intact religious art and architecture.


  1. IAT Ravenna
  2. Via di Roma, 53, Ravenna
  3. Via San Vitale, 17, Ravenna
  4. Piazza Arcivescovado, 1, Ravenna