The tour begins with the magnificent Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe, the only surviving building of the ancient city of Classis (fleet).
1,500 years ago, this Church, with its splendid mosaic apse, was built near the necropolis just outside Classis in honour of the first bishop of Ravenna. A few minutes on foot, inside an old Sugar Factory, is the Museum of the city and of the ancient port of Classis, which was inaugurated on the 1st December 2018. The 3000-year history of this imperial city comes to life with the help of films and archaeological finds, many of which have been recently brought to light by numerous archaeological campaigns carried out in the area between Ravenna and the ancient port.
In the summer this tour can finish with a nice walk through the Archaeological Park of Classe. Much of the heritage of Ravenna is still buried. Thanks to the excavations in the last 50 years, however, we could find the ancient port with its storage warehouses, goods from the Eastern world and from North Africa.
Something really extraordinary!
The monuments listed won’t necessarily be visited in this order. When organizing the itinerary, the guide will take into consideration the opening times and the needs of the guests. For ticket prices and opening, we take no responsibility in changes during the year.