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Roman & Byzantine Ravenna

4 Mar — 8 Mar 2019 | Tour Director: Andrew Wilson

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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 0800 on British Airways, arriving Bologna 1110. Transfer to Ravenna for four nights at Hotel Bisanzio.

Day

2

Morning lecture followed by visits: 5th century Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (exceptional late antiquity mosaics), Basilica of San Vitale (famous mosaics of Justinian and Theodora), National Museum of Ravenna (archaeological objects from early Christian and Byzantine periods), cathedral, Neonian Baptistery (outstanding early Christian mosaics).

Day

3

Morning lecture followed by Arian Baptistery (built by Theodoric), Church of San Giovanni Evangelista, Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo (splendid frieze of martyrs), 7th century Domus of the Stone Carpets (beautiful floor mosaics), return visit to Mausoleum of Galla Placidia.

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 1210 departure, arriving Heathrow 1330.

Tour Dates

4 Mar — 8 Mar 2019

Days

5

Cost

£1245

Tour Code

RAV1-19

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Testimonial

"Andrew Wilson was an outstanding guide - it was like being guided by an extremely knowledgeable and caring friend. The cultural content of the visits was exactly what I was hoping for."

ACE Customer Sept 2016

Cost 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, single room supplement £95, double room for single use supplement £145.

 
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