From Rome to Byzantium: Walk in Dante Alighieri's footsteps on an audio tour
Take a wander through the last capital of the Western Roman Empire, the capital of the kingdom of the Goths and the Byzantine exarchate. You will also get a taste of the power of the great republic of Venice as well as the 19th century Italian Risorgimento, all the while accompanied by some of the most famous mosaics in the world in the presence of many UNESCO heritage sites.
The tour starts in ancient Rome, with the mausoleum of Galla Placidia and then takes you after the fall to the Basilica of San Vitale. We then head through the middle ages to the 19th century, as we move to Piazza del Popolo. Afterwards, we head back to the time of the Gothic domination with the Baptistry of the Ariana before going to see an elaborate cover-up operation in the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuova. Finally, we pay a visit to the mortal remains of the great poet Dante Alighieri, father of the Italian language.
You are in Italy of course, so good food, style and shopping are guaranteed.Itinerary
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Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Via San Vitale, 48121, Ravenna Italy
The tour starts outside the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia. You'll have the option of going inside or moving on to the next stop on the tour.Pass By:
Basilica San Vitale, Via San Vitale, 48121, Ravenna Italy
The tour passes the Basilica of San Vitale where you learn more about its fascinating history. You'll have the option of going inside or moving on to the next stop on the tour.Pass By:
Church of San Domenico, Via Camillo Benso Cavour, 15, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy
You pass by the Church of San Domenico and briefly hear about it's history.Pass By:
Piazza del Popolo, 48121, Ravenna Italy
You'll walk through the Piazza del Popolo on this tour.Pass By:
Battistero degli Ariani, Piazzetta degli Ariani, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy
The tour passes by the Baptistry of the Arians where you will learn a bit about its history.Pass By:
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Via di Roma 52, 48121, Ravenna Italy
The tour passes by the Basilica of Sant Apollinare Nuova where you'll have the option of moving on to the next stop on the tour or going inside. Pass By:
Teatro Alighieri, Via Angelo Mariani 2, 48121, Ravenna Italy
The tour passes by the Alighieri Theatre.Pass By:
Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy
The tour briefly stops on the outskirt of the Piazza Garibaldi. Pass By:
Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte, Via Dante Alighieri 9, 48121, Ravenna Italy
The tour takes you to Dante's tomb.Pass By:
Basilica di San Francesco, Ravenna, Ravenna Piazza San Francesco 1, 48121, Ravenna Italy
The tour ends at the Basilica of San Francesco which is in close proximity to lots of other attractions and restaurants.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 45 To 90 Minutes
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Via San Vitale, 17, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy
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