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New Year in Ravenna

30 Dec — 3 Jan 2018 | Tour Director: Andrew Wilson

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Andrew Wilson, BA, BD, FSASCOT

specialist in archaeology and ancient history

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 0835 on British Airways, arriving Bologna 1145. Transfer to Ravenna for four nights at Hotel Bisanzio.

Day

2

New Year’s Eve Morning lecture: An Introduction to the Historic City of Ravenna, followed by visits including Basilica of San Vitale (famous mosaics of Justinian and Theodora), 5th century Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (exceptional late antiquity mosaics), National Museum of Ravenna (archaeological objects from early Christian and Byzantine periods), cathedral, Neonian Baptistery (outstanding early Christian mosaics), Arian Baptistery (built by Theodoric), Basilica of Sant’ Apollinare Nuovo (splendid frieze of martyrs). Celebratory New Year’s Eve dinner.

Day

3

New Year’s Day Morning lecture: The Materials, Techniques and Aesthetics of Historic Mosaics, followed by visits including Church of San Giovanni Evangelista, 7th century Domus of the Stone Carpets (beautiful floor mosaics), San Nicolo complex for exhibition on mosaic art, and some free time.

Day

4

Morning: excursion to 11th century Abbey of Pomposa (interior repainted in 14th century by Vitale de Bologna). Afternoon: Mausoleum of Theodoric and ancient port of Classe: Basilica of Sant’ Apollinare (gold and turquoise mosaics).

Day

5

Transfer to Bologna for 1235 departure, arriving Heathrow 1400.

Tour Dates

30 Dec — 3 Jan 2018

Days

5

Cost

£1495

Tour Code

NYRV-17

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Cost of £1495 includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one lunch, dinner with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £145, single room supplement £95

 
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