Ravenna Orientation Tour
You will meet your guide at tender mooring; she will wait for you handling the Onirikos arrival board.
She will introduce you to your Professional driver who will escort you to Ravenna in order to experience a unique excursion.
Ravenna is a treasure chest of art, history and culture of the first order; in its glorious past, it was capital three times between the 5th and 8th centuries and the magnificence of this period has left important remains that have come down to us today. Ravenna is the city of Mosaic Art which did not originate here but found its highest form of expression in a mixture of Symbolism and Realism, Roman and Byzantine influences and even today this ancient craft lives on in schools and workshops.
Within its ancient walls it keeps the richest heritage of mosaics dating from the 5th and 6th centuries. For this reason its early Christian and Byzantine religious buildings have been acknowledged as world heritage by Unesco; they include the simple outer shell of the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia hides a ceiling of infinite stars, the refined composition that decorates Neonian Baptistery is inspired by a cultured Hellenic tradition, recalled also in the Arian Baptistery, the regal style of the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo reveals its origins as a palatine church built by Theodoric the Great, king of the Ostrogoths, more than one hundred little birds lead you into the intimacy of the Chapel of Sant'Andrea in which the triumphant Christ is celebrated. Ravenna is Roman, Gothic, Byzantine, medieval, Venetian and finally contemporary, civil and hospitable, abundant with cultural events of international prestige which project it into the future.
After the visit your driver will escort you to the Port.